Derrick Rose said his back is a little tight but he expects to play against the Bobcats tonight. Rip Hamilton (groin) will not be in uniform.
"He's got a personal issue he's dealing with, a family matter," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said of Hamilton. "He'll be back shortly and we'll see where he is health-wise. The big thing with him is we want him completely healthy. We're going to be patient."