An MRI confirmed that Jimmy Butler has sprained thumb ligaments, and he'll be re-evaluated after Chicago's preseason finale on Friday.
Derrick Rose looked explosive as he scored 30 points on 12-of-18 shooting (including four threes) with five rebounds and three assists in just 24 minutes against the Cavs on Monday.
Pau Gasol played through his minor back issue in Monday's exhibition against the Cavs, scoring 12 points on 5-of-13 shooting with eight rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.
Jimmy Butler (thumb) will not play in Monday's preseason game vs. Cleveland.
Pau Gasol (back) finished Sunday's exhibition victory with 15 points on 7-of-16 shooting, 10 rebounds, four assists, two blocks and five turnovers.
Bulls rookie Nikola Mirotic was poked in the eye during practice on Saturday, but he finished Sunday's game with two points, two assists, three steals and one block in just 13 minutes of action.
Mike Dunleavy (sore knee) returned to action on Sunday, notching seven points, nine rebounds, one assist and one steal in 30 minutes as a starter.
Kirk Hinrich caught fire in 32 minutes off Chicago's bench on Sunday, scoring 26 points on 11-of-14 shooting with two 3-pointers.
Joakim Noah (knee) started Sunday's game vs. Charlotte and scored four points with seven rebounds and two assists in 24 minutes.
Jimmy Butler will not return to Sunday's game after spraining his left thumb in the first half.
Mike Dunleavy (knee) will return to the starting lineup on Sunday.
Joakim Noah is very happy with where he's at physically, and he's experienced no swelling in his knee.
Pau Gasol stated during a recent interview that he does not want to be benched during the closing minutes of games.
Bulls waive G Ben Hansbrough.
Bulls waive F/C Solomon Jones.