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Bulls practice absences - The real side of Thibs-burnout?

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From Mike McGraw today:

Luol Deng (thigh bruise), Taj Gibson (turf toe), C.J. Watson (plantar fasciitis) skipped Bulls practice, but all likely to play vs. MEM

If no time is to be missed, there's not much concern. But it does beg a question regarding the workload on Deng and Taj (CJ being hobbled is new) in the past two games where the Bulls were insurmountably ahead in the 2nd half. 

Taj in particular played over 11 2nd-half minutes in that Hawks destruction, when it was known he's been battling injury. Props to the guy for being tough, and no doubt he said he could go, but it's just nonsensical to even risk it.