Taj Gibson, Joakim Noah and Doug McDermott, who are listed as questionable, all remain game-time decisions for tonight’s meeting with Golden State, coach Tom Thibodeau said after the Bulls’ Saturday morning shootaround.
Gibson (left ankle) and McDermott (right knee) did everything, while Noah “just did part of’’ the team’s workout, Thibodeau said. “Hopefully, he’ll be fine. We’ll see.’’
Noah, who rolled his right ankle at Charlotte, was cautiously optimistic.
“It’s felt better,’’ the All-Star center said. “Get some more treatment and see how I feel.’’
Even with all hands on deck, this game shapes up as another difficult home test for the Bulls. The Warriors (16-2) own the NBA’s best record, and their tandem of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson is being touted as the league’s best backcourt.
Curry and Thompson “are tough, but [the Warriors] are a lot more than just those two guys,’’ Thibs said. “I had the opportunity to coach those guys this summer. Curry and Thompson are very dynamic, but you can’t overlook how good Harrison Barnes and [Andrew Bogut are, the job Draymond Green has done and the unselfishness of Andre Iguodala. hen you have an All-Star coming off the bench, that tells you about the depth fo the taeam. Their depth is huge. When they go to their bench, there’s not a dropoff.’’
All in all, the Bulls will need to deliver a strong effort to improve their 2-4 home record. Meanwhile, the Bulls (10-3) are the only NBA team with double-digit road wins.
Circumstances such as opponents, injuries and schedule timing have played roles in that.
“Part of it is how it unfolded,’’ Thibodeau said, “where the games were, back-to-backs, who was out. We want to look at it in totality.’’
The Bulls also want to change that trend.