About an hour before game time on Thursday, Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau announced that point guard after a two-game hiatus. will not play against the , but will be back in the rotation
Deng was forced to sit after taking a shot to the ribs on Sunday that left him with lingering soreness. Rose is recovering from a foot injury, which is just the latest in a long list of injury setbacks for him this season. He's played in just three games in April -- three of the team's last 18 games overall.