Pau Gasol didn't travel to Philadelphia with the Bulls on Wednesday due to his sore left shoulder and Achilles and the initial plan is to start Joakim Noah for him, according to sources.
Derrick Rose did travel but he's listed as questionable with his left knee patellar tendinitis that knocked him out of Tuesday's loss to the Bucks. Rose got treatment Wednesday morning but didn't get up individual shots on an off day for players.
Jimmy Butler and Doug McDermott are both listed as probable with right ankle sprains. Butler said late Tuesday he planned to play through his injury, but it worsened overnight.
As KC points out, this is the middle of the Bulls' only 4-games-in-5-nights stretch of the season, as the day after that Philly trip is a home game against the Mavericks.
Luckily the Sixers are an abomination, though slightly less so since they applied a band-aid to their gaping head-wound of a guard corps by signing Ish Smith. Is it enough to make you wonder if the Bulls could beat them without Gasol, Rose, and Butler? I guess it does!