March 9, 2016, 10:12 am
Jimmy Butler (knee) will not play on Thursday against the Spurs.
So much for Tom Thibodeau being the only problem with playing guys too much and too early in Chicago. Whatever is best for Butler’s long-term future should be the plan here, even with the Bulls fighting for their playoff lives. By now you know the value rotation here — E’Twaun Moore gets a late-round grade, Derrick Rose holds onto his standard league credentials as long as he doesn’t implode on the court, and Pau Gasol will be asked to do everything including trash cleanup after the game.