Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose's status for Wednesday night's game against the New Orleans Hornets will be a game-time decision, but he's optimistic that he'll be good enough to go. The reigning MVP left Monday's game against the New Jersey Nets with back spasms, but he believes that the rest has him feeling good enough to play.
[My] back is feeling better. I should be ready to go tonight; game-time decision. I'm going to see how it is when I go out there and I should be all right.
Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau noted that Rose dealt with a similar back issue last season, but it went away with rest and hasn't cropped up again until now. With the schedule being tightened by the lockout, there are fewer chances for Rose to rest during the season, but Thibodeau also said that he won't rest players if they're healthy enough to play.