The Chicago Bulls will have Derrick Rose against the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night, as he's in the starting lineup along with Ronnie Brewer, Luol Deng, Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah. Rose has been dealing with the effects of back spasms that removed him from Monday's game against the New Jersey Nets.
Earlier today, it was reported that Rose would be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against New Orleans, but the point guard was optimistic in speaking with reporters earlier today. Some had wondered whether the team would be better served keeping Rose out of the game considering that he's also been dealing with a turf toe injury this season.
He won't be missing any games after the back spasms, though, as he's immediately back in the starting lineup on Wednesday. The team doesn't have Richard Hamilton, though, as Brewer is once again starting in his place.