Sports / Other Sports / 
Bulls G Rose sits out vs. Knicks due to illness

Bulls G Rose sits out vs. Knicks due to illness

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 18, 2014 at 5:40 p.m.


3 photos

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose is sitting out Thursday night's game against the New York Knicks because of an illness.

Rose had played in 11 consecutive games as he works his way back from the torn meniscus that ended his 2013-14 season. He is averaging 16.8 points and 5.1 assists per game for Chicago, which lost Monday in Atlanta to end a three-game winning streak.

Kirk Hinrich is starting in Rose's place. Forward Taj Gibson (right ankle) is also out, but center Joakim Noah (right ankle) is in the starting lineup after missing four games.

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau says he doesn't know if Rose will travel with the team to Memphis for a game on Friday.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Photos

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast