The Bulls haven't been at full strength yet this season, but are getting closer. Tyrus Thomas, who has been sidelined five weeks with a fracture left forearm, is participating in non-contract drills.
"Just practicing a little bit, no contact yet," Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro said of Thomas following after Thursday morning's shootaround. "He's still just trying to get in condition all week, and then, hopefully, his contact will start next week."
Because the Bulls have games Saturday, Monday and Tuesday next week, they probably will just have a light workout on Sunday. Their first full practice probably won't come until Thursday. How long it will be before Thomas is ready to play in games is unclear at this point.