"He did a little bit," Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said after his team's light Thursday practice. "He didn't do anything on the floor. It was all just warm-up stuff. So it's still too early to tell if he'll be able to go [Friday]."
"He's going to try [to play]," Hoiberg said. "There's no doubt about it. He wants to be out there. He wants to play. But again, we're going to be smart with it."
Rose, who hit an overtime winner last year in Oakland, California, to deal the Warriors a rare home loss, is getting a little more movement in the ankle than he did Wednesday.
"He was moving around a little bit more today," Hoiberg said. "Just doing some lateral slides, but not with a lot of speed right now. He'll get probably two more treatments today and get a couple [Friday] and then we'll see where he is."
Bulls backup point guard Aaron Brooks, meanwhile, is out of Friday's game after injuring his left hamstring against the Suns. If Rose remains out, veteran Kirk Hinrich is expected to start in Rose's place again Friday. Hoiberg said E'Twaun Moore was taking reps with the second unit in Thursday's practice.