Derrick Rose to Return; Luol Deng Ailing

For the Chicago Bulls, when it comes to the injury bug, there’s good (and potentially bad) news. From the Tribune: “While Derrick Rose is telling people he plans to play on Monday, the Bulls are leaning toward being conservative with Luol Deng. Deng underwent an MRI on his sprained left wrist Sunday, results of which were not immediately available. He said late Saturday he didn’t think the injury would sideline him for a lengthy period. However, with a normal week featuring no back-to-back games in this compressed schedule, not to mention a Nets lineup that starts three guards, Deng could sit for the first time this season. Taj Gibson also is expected to miss Monday’s game with a sprained ankle, while John Lucas III has said he plans to return from his sore groin. And Joakim Noah will be a gametime decision with his sprained ankle.”