Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng and guard Kirk Hinrich are most likely out for Monday’s Game 4 against the Miami Heat, coach Tom Thibodeau said.
If there was any time for Derrick Rose to make a triumphant return to the Bulls now’s the time. Even if he claims that he’s not ready to play (contrary to the past couple of months of reports that he’s been practicing quite well), the Bulls’ roster is lacking depth with Deng and Hinrich out. He should at least give it a quarter to see how much he can either help or hurt the team. What does he have to lose other than more respect the more he declines to play?