Tyrus Thomas, who's missed the last six weeks with a fractured left forearm, took another step toward returning to game action when he participated in a full contact workout Sunday at the Berto Center.
The Bulls didn't have a regular practice; they watched film, walked through some plays and did some shooting. But Thomas stayed after with three other players - Jannero Pargo, James Johnson and Aaron Gray - for a series of one-on-one challenges. Although it was one-on-one, the play was rough, with a lot of banging and a lot of fouls being let go.
"I felt good," Thomas said afterward. "Just a little sore, but it's not in the area where I had my break. Just a little soreness in the muscles and tendons, getting them back activated."
The hope is that Thomas will be ready to return to game action when the Bulls host the New Orleans Hornets on Saturday.