Bulls forward Doug McDermott (back soreness) is out tonight versus the New York Knicks.
McDermott (back) out. Rose participated in shootaround, but no change.
Thibodeau said McDermott had setback with back issues and will be inactive vs. Knicks.
Rose (right knee) is out. McDermott (back soreness) is questionable. Vs New York
Bulls list Derrick Rose as out tomorrow vs. the Knicks. Doug McDermott questionable, Taj and Jimmy probable.
McDermott out back soreness
McDermott out with back soreness, and Thibs said he would be surprised if Rose isn't back before the regular season ends. That is all.
McDermott out with back soreness.
Thibs says McDermott is out tonight because of back soreness.
Doug McDermott, who obviously doesn't have same injury history as Rose, was on active roster 5 weeks, 2 days after similar scope procedure.
Thibodeau putting in McDermott.
No McDermott in 1st half after logging just 4:16, 6:31 and 5:25 last 3 games. Likely drop out of rotation when Butler, Rose return.
Bulls let Korver and Asik go for nothing, traded 2 top-20 firsts for McDermott and gave away Deng for nothing in-season. Just sayin'.
If McDermott is gonna be out there, you might as well run some stuff for him.
Up to this point in year, McDermott's rookie season has been defined by 2 things. 1. Knee injury 2. Missing the open looks he got in college
Thibodeau said he pulled McDermott in 2nd because of a bad matchup and rode him over Dunleavy in 4th to reward group that made run.
Bulls w/4 players scoring in double figures at half; Hornets with none; 60-51 Bulls; McDermott 10 pts in 5 minutes. Bulls 11-14 on 3s
Bulls 60-51 at half....Brooks 15- Gasol 12-6- 3, Snell-12 McDermott-10
Bulls lead cut to 5---52-47 Brooks -12 Gasol-McDermott-10 each
Niko and McDermott =17 off the bench
McDermott scored 10 points in 5 minutes and got pulled. Thibodeau must really dislike his defense.
Doug McDermott has scored 10 points in four minutes. Let the McDermott-vs.-Vonleh debate commence...
With the NCAA’s going on, maybe McDermott is acting like he’s in college again…drained another triple. 10
Even McDermott getting some rhythm on the floor. hit a three and cutting to the basket
McDermott with 7
When Doug McDermott was here last year, the entire state of Nebraska came to Gotham. Now? Not so much.
Aaron Brooks was my "Pick to Click.'' The Mayor Joe Grube had McDermott and Stony had Noah. He did.
Remember last week when we all thought McDermott was ready to explode? That was awesome.
Pau Gasol with 19 and 6, Nikola with 12…and the shorthanded Bulls bench has no scoring aside from McDermott. Thus, 51-49 deficit
Back to back McDermott baskets put Bulls ahead 29-26; must feel like summer league again seeing all those familiar faces from Vegas
McDermott with two quick fgs Bulls 29-26
Hinrich, Mohammed, Gasol, Snell and McDermott on the floor. Yep.
Nazr Mohammed at 5 now, with Hinrich and McDermott next up at the scorer’s table
That's McDermott's first 3-pointer since Feb. 7. Had missed his previous 4 attempts.
37-28 Spurs- McDermott's 3--1st fg outside the paint in 11min
Thibs just gave McBuckets an ear full.
McDermott, with both shoes on, comes back into the game. Meanwhile, the Bulls offense needs a jolt. 5 turnovers and plenty of poor sets.
McBuckets back after figuring out his shoe problem.
Snell comes back into the game for McDermott after McDermott couldn't get his shoe back on in time. Rough minute for the rook.
McDermott has to sub out after losing his shoe; unclear if Madonna told him to do so as she did with Rodman
McDermott comes in, then comes out after losing his shoe
Shoeless McBuckets now sitting.
McDermott leaves game with shoe malfunction.
Shoeless McBuckets on the court.
McBuckets in for round 2.
McDermott to start 2nd quarter.
McDermott: "Frustrating missing so much time, then not playing well to have a game like this; wasn’t perfect, but something I can build off.