Derrick Rose out with illness

CHICAGO -- Derrick Rose did not play in Thursday night's 103-97 win over the New York Knicks because of an illness.

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said Rose, who was not at the United Center, would not travel with the Bulls after the game in advance of Friday's contest against the Memphis Grizzlies. He left open the door that Rose could rejoin the Bulls before Friday's game if he is feeling better.

"We'll see how he feels [Friday]," Thibodeau said.

This was the ninth game Rose has missed this season, after dealing with ankle injuries throughout the first month of the season.

Bulls forward Taj Gibson, who did not participate in Thursday morning's shootaround because of a right ankle injury, was ruled out after warming up. He will travel with the team on the charter flight to Memphis.

Center Joakim Noah played after missing the previous four games because of a sprained right ankle. He had four points and 13 rebounds in 34 minutes.