Butler is still battling a knee injury that has been bugging him over the last week. An MRI a few days ago revealed a bone bruise, and K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports that Butler dealt with more soreness after Sunday's practice and didn't participate in Monday morning's shootaround. Mike Dunleavy will likely once again get the starting nod.
Meanwhile, Kirk Hinrich is doing better after suffering a concussion in the Bulls' thrilling win over the Pacers on Friday night, but he's not quite ready to return
from the well to the court. So this means more Teague Time!
Also, Thibs continues to be a master troll:
Asked Thibodeau for range on DRose minutes: "0-48."— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) October 21, 2013
Game is on WGN and will tip off at 7 p.m. CT. Be sure to watch out for 18-year-old Giannis Antetokounmpo and his giant hands. The Greek youngster has been inconsistent during the preseason, but he's an athletic freak and has shown some flashes of his immense potential. Could make things a little more fun with so many Bulls players out, although Derrick Rose should make things fun by himself.