Dunleavy had missed the previous 19 games with a right ankle jam.
The Bulls are “hopeful” that Dunleavy can return.
Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau says small forward and shooting guard Mike Dunleavy has decided he’s not yet ready to return from a right ankle injury against the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night.
Dunleavy will miss his 17th straight game Wednesday.
The Bulls are 4-6 in their last 10 games.
Butler appears to be recovered from an illness.
This will be Dunleavy’s 14th straight missed game.
Rose was roughly on a 32-minute limit before.
Meanwhile, Doug McDermott is likely to be active for the first time since right knee surgery.
The Bulls are set up to make a real run for the first time in the Thibodeau era, if they stay healthy.
In an encouraging sign, Derrick Rose went through morning shootaround.
Butler is out on bereavement leave, while Dunleavy has a right ankle injury.
Mike Dunleavy had 19 points in the third quarter and 22 for the game.
Derrick Rose played a season-high 37 minutes in a loss Tuesday.
DeMarcus Cousins had 22 points and 14 rebounds, and Rudy Gay scored 20 points.
Here’s a secret lost in the early season drama: Chicago’s defense has been rather average.
“Derrick’s fully committed,” Mike Dunleavy says.
As the Bulls ready to face Carmelo Anthony, they may be without their top perimeter defender.
Bulls over the Spurs in the NBA Finals? You heard it from David Schuster first.
Jimmy Butler’s been great, but Chicago’s second five has struggled mightily.