"He had some soreness, but he appears to be fine," Thibodeau said on Tuesday. "If he says he can play, he'll play."
"He has a lot of toughness, both mental and physical," Thibodeau said.
"He doesn't like to take any plays off. He doesn't like to take any days
off. He attacks the basket, he gets knocked down, he gets back up.
He'll keep going. He doesn't shy away."
"If it's up to me, I'm playing [on Wednesday]," said Rose, who wore a
black brace on his right arm at practice on Tuesday. "Knowing that it's
only sore, and usually I can play through soreness.
wrist] is not that bad. The wrist really is not that bad. If anything,
my elbow hurts more than my wrist. Right now I'm a little beat up, but I
think I should be able to play through it."
Of course if he's healthy then he should play, but no need to push the boundaries in a game against the Raptors. The Bulls have an excellent shot at winning whether Rose plays or not, and they have Thursday and Friday off which would afford him an extended rest if he were to sit out this game.
I have a feeling that Rose is still too young to consider sitting out in all except the most extreme cases though, so he'll campaign to play.