Derrick Rose out Tuesday; Bulls re-sign Mike James
Derrick Rose is going to miss his third consecutive game Tuesday, his ongoing back spasms keeping him out coach Tom Thibodeau announced, as reported by CSNChicago.com. The Bulls will face the Sacramento Kings without him.
Rose saw a back specialist on Monday who confirmed that this is a muscular, not structural issue. Which means he needs rest more than anything.
But don’t be shocked if Rose misses a few more games. I’ll give you two good reasons.
One, the team has re-signed Mike James to come in as some depth at the point guard position, reports CSNChicago.com. You don’t do that for just one game, usually.
Second, Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdrof thinks he should sit more. Here is Reinsdorf’s quote via ESPNDallas.com.
The Bulls next game is a rematch with the Celtics Thursday, followed by the Nets on Saturday.