Vincent Goodwill

Gibson to the locker room with a rolled ankle

Nick Friedell

Gibson rolled his left ankle and is in pain. He's headed back to the locker room.

Chuck Swirsky

Gibson headed to locker-room

Chuck Swirsky

Taj is a warrior plays through pain as well as anyone in the NBA...you know he's hurting

Vincent Goodwill

Gibson limping coming off the floor. In obvious pain. Not sure what happened but limping

Chuck Swirsky

Gibson removes himself from the game hobbling off....

Nick Friedell

Taj Gibson gets up limping. Looks like he might have rolled an ankle.

Vincent Goodwill

Then the rookie hits a setback jumper over Snell. GM LeBron might be regretting that decision soon enough

Vincent Goodwill

Wiggins with a jump hook over Butler from about 10 feet. Impressive

Nick Friedell

Backstreet Boys or NSync?: Joakim Noah says "Good question." Then goes with the Backstreet Boys. Big "I Want It That Way" fan.

Sam Smith

Noah back at point center for Bulls w/Gasol out; already with 5 assts and 2 for lob dunks. 15-8 Bulls w/6:27 in first qtr

Nick Friedell

The Bulls turned the clock back to the 90s tonight. Joakim Noah turned back the clock to last year. He's already got 5 assists in 5:33.

Chuck Swirsky

Noah now with 5 assists... Bulls 15-8 Bulls 58%...Minny 27%

Vincent Goodwill

Noah facilitating without Gasol. Lobs to Butler and Gibson. Bulls up 15-8.

Chuck Swirsky

Noah 3 assists as the Bulls lead 8-4

Nick Friedell

Without Gasol on the floor, Noah gets to be a point center again for the night. A role he thrives in.

Vincent Goodwill

But Wiggins against Jimmy Butler could be something to see. He’s so much better at this stage than I thought he would’ve been

Vincent Goodwill

No Gasol tonight (illness), no Garnett for Minny (Old).

Mike McGraw

Warriors finishing a three-game stretch of facing Wizards, Cavs & Raptors. Chance for Steve Kerr to help his old team.

Nick Friedell

Britney Spears' "Crazy" makes an appearance on the Bulls' playlist. @kimmiecoon used to make me listen to this on the way home from school.

Nick Friedell

90's playlist so far: No Diggity, Regulate, This Is How We Do It. I feel like I'm riding in my car.

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls starters http://t.co/q1cxGLGt1g

Mike McGraw

Thought #Bulls might be using a unique starting lineup tonight, but Brooks, Butler, Dunleavy, Taj & Noah started Nov. 21 loss at Portland.

Chuck Swirsky

Tie Bar providing ties and socks Chicago Bulls Charities http://t.co/bLuCiatR7d

Sam Smith

Garnett sitting out. Rest. Noahitis? A bit of the Noah flu in his later years? Gasol also out. I'll. Pekovic-itis? Nah.

Nick Friedell

No KG vs. Noah tonight. RT @C4DUNK: Garnett to sit out vs. Bulls

KC Johnson

Garnett won't play vs. Bulls.

Mike McGraw

But did the word meniscectomy exist in 90's? RT @Nick Friedell @mattmoreno killed it with this vintage bulls website nba.com/bulls/90s-night

Nick Friedell

2nd best news of the day at United Center: Tag Team is performing at halftime tonight. Whoomp! there it is.

Nick Friedell

Good stuff. RT @Josh_Kahn: in honor of 90s night @mattmoreno killed it with this vintage bulls website nba.com/bulls/90s-night @darrenrovell

Nick Friedell

There aren't many bigger Kevin Garnett fans in the world than Tom Thibodeau.

KC Johnson

Thibodeau confirmed obvious, that Rose won't be playing the same minutes when (if?) he initially returns. First time org. said so publicly.

Sam Smith

The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth on the surgery and return of Derrick Rose. blogs.bulls.com/2015/02/derric…

Nick Friedell

John Paxson tells @WaddleandSilvy that the Bulls do not plan to add another guard as of now.

Mike McGraw

On Derrick Rose's latest surgery, #Bulls are saying there's a chance... dailyherald.com/article/201502…

Nick Friedell

Big day for Bulls. RT @jon_greenberg: Here's the full story from Positive DRose News Day. espn.go.com/chicago/nba/st…

KC Johnson

Updated Tribune story on Derrick Rose, who joins the Bulls in believing he'll play this season: trib.in/1DzyRak

Chuck Swirsky

Six years ago yesterday we lost two outstanding people in Johnny "Red " Kerr and Norm Van Lier. Your spirit lives on http://t.co/vFzgMXDnJQ

KC Johnson

Source close to Rose says Rose is "absolutely on board" with returning to play this season and Rose "expects to be fine." Depends on rehab.

KC Johnson

Been told Rose's surgery lasted roughly 10 minutes and that he had no swelling before. Compared to pebble in shoe. Now removed, pain-free.

KC Johnson

Noah: "For where we want to get to, we need Derrick back. There’s no question about it."

KC Johnson

With today's positive Rose news, Bulls don't plan on adding 15th player.

KC Johnson

Unfortunately for the Noah-KG storyline, Wolves may hold KG out. And for all their shenanigans, Noah respects the hell out of KG.

Chuck Swirsky

Exclusive one on one with GM Gar Forman tonight at 630CT on BullsTV on Bulls.com

Nick Friedell

Definitely a sense of relief around organization right now. With Rose news, their title hopes are still alive this year.

Nick Friedell

Noah: "You want to play. Especially the competitor that he is. We just got to stay focused as a team and hold the fort down."

Nick Friedell

Noah: "Just having to put in all this work all the time. It's very repetitive, it's very boring, especially while the games are going on .."

Nick Friedell

Noah: "Rehab is no joke. He's been doing it for three years now so I think it's going to be -- it's mental at this point ..."

Mike McGraw

A 4 week return for D-Rose puts him back on floor Mar. 27, with 9 games left in regular season. Six wks is Apr. 10 -- 3 games left. #Bulls

KC Johnson

Noah, playfully, on Garnett's return to TWolves: "So cool. So cool. Puts butterflies in my stomach."

Nick Friedell

Thibs sounds confident in Rose returning this year. Says organization supports him and is "cautiously optimistic."

Nick Friedell

Thibs also said Aaron Brooks will start again tonight.

KC Johnson

Aaron Brooks will start at PG.

Joe Cowley

Again, for all Bulls news follow @MarkPotash. Dr. Cole is now putting that Rose meniscus piece in my right knee. I called dibs! #offdays

KC Johnson

Thibodeau with a 2-minute answer about Garnett.

Chuck Swirsky

Gasol -illness will miss MinnesotaTimberwolves game

Chuck Swirsky

Gasol out vs Minnesota

KC Johnson

Gasol is out vs. TWolves due to illness.

Nick Friedell

Thibs says Gasol is out tonight.

Nick Friedell

Thibs on Rose news: "it's great." Says Rose will start rehab immediately.

Joe Cowley

Best news? Rose and I at the IHOP by next week.

Joe Cowley

This will be a push all the chips on the table moment for the #1. The window is this year, and it's even a window that LeBron is closing.

Joe Cowley

Basically, Rose has the rest of the season to get ready for John Wall in the first round of the playoffs.

Joe Cowley

Gar says they really try to be "transparent.'' They were so transparent on Wednesday night they couldn't be found.

Nick Friedell

Gar: "We'll be as transparent as we can be [in regards to Rose's rehab]."

Joe Cowley

Disappointed if Rose doesn't play? Gar says it will depend on how the rehab process goes. A lot of bob-and-weave.

Sam Smith

Forman says all obviously depends on rehabilitation.

Sam Smith

Forman says expects Rose to play games in regular season before playoffs.

Chuck Swirsky

The expectation is that Rose will return to get some regular season games in.

Nick Friedell

Forman says Rose will be on the floor in 'another week.' Hope is that he gets back soon enough for regular season games.

Joe Cowley

Please follow @MarkPotash for Rose news today. He's driving the Bulls bus for the Sun-Times.

Nick Friedell

Gar says Bulls are all really confident in Rose. Believe he'll come back 100 percent, 'optimistic' before the season is over.

Joe Cowley

Rose could also be there Saturday rehabbing ... along with Gar.

KC Johnson

If Rose returns in 4 weeks, he could play in 9 regular-season games. If he returns in 6, he could play in the final 3.

Joe Cowley

So a timetable is set, expectations are now set, the trial of Derrick Rose has started. God speed, #1. This will judge you once again.

Nick Friedell

Forman says Rose is 'in a good place' mentally and ready to 'attack' rehab.

Joe Cowley

Gar could be at the Advocate Center rehabbing as early as Saturday.

KC Johnson

Rose will begin rehab on Saturday.

Joe Cowley

Arthritis could be an issue later, after he retires, according to Gar. So meetings just got uncomfortable.

KC Johnson

Bulls GM Gar Forman: "In the short term, (arthritis) is not a concern."

Chuck Swirsky

Rose had damaged part of meniscus removed. Could be working out tomorrow to start rehab .

Sam Smith

Forman says Rose should be at practice facility working out again tomorrow

Nick Friedell

Forman says Rose will start 'aggressive' rehab tomorrow.

Joe Cowley

He could start conditioning by next week.

Nick Friedell

Forman sounds very confident that Rose will be back this year. Says Rose is confident he will be back as well.

Sam Smith

Back playing before season over, says Forman

Joe Cowley

Four weeks would put Rose at about April 1, at Milwaukee. Six weeks would the last three games if the regular season.

KC Johnson

Bulls GM Gar Forman: "We expect Derrick to be playing this season."

Nick Friedell

Forman says Rose had damaged part of meniscus removed. He expects Rose to be back playing before the regular season ends.

Vincent Goodwill

Forman: Rose will be able to start loading up and doing basketball activities in a week

Sam Smith

Forman said back on floor likely in a week

Chuck Swirsky

Rose full weight bearing .

Sam Smith

Called for traveling. Nah

Chuck Swirsky

GM Forman says he expects Rose to return to full activity after 4-6 weeks.

Mike McGraw

Gar says Rose walked out of hospital after procedure; return in 4-6 weeks. #Bulls

Vincent Goodwill

Forman: “Fairly common procedure done with NBA players, usually able to come back to full strength."

Sam Smith

Forman says outpatient surgery for Rose. Walked out of surgery.

Sam Smith

Gar Forman says Rose surgery successful and 4-6 week recovery

Vincent Goodwill

Forman: “Rose return to play in the next 4-6 weeks depending on rehab."

Joe Cowley

Saying minor surgery for Rose - 4-6 weeks for a return.