Rose, who has played in both preseason games, has looked aggressive, albeit a little rusty, as he makes his way back from a torn medial meniscus in his right knee.
Teammates have been impressed by his play and Thibodeau didn't sound concerned about his status.
"He's got a little soreness," Thibodeau said. "We knew we were going to give him one of the days (Thursday or Friday) off."
The Bulls' next preseason game is against the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.