Derrick Rose and Kirk Hinrich participated in the entire practice session Monday for a second straight day, but Jannero Pargo tweaked his back during the workout and didn't finish.
Exactly what that means for Pargo's availability for the opener Thursday against the San Antonio Spurs won't be known at least until Wednesday morning.
As for Rose, he reported no problems, but acknowledged that it takes him much longer to get loose.
"I'm like an old man out there," he said. "I have to wait 20, 30 minutes into practice before it looses up."
Unless he suffers an unforeseen setback, Rose will start the opener, but how many minutes he will or can play isn't determined just yet. He said it will be "tough" for him to play the 35-plus minutes he would normally play.
"At least 20-something," he said. "I want to play even if it's five, 10 minutes. It's up to the team. I'll play the minutes they want me to play."