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Bulls sip wine in Napa Valley on day off

The Bulls traded in the ruckus of Oracle Arena for the peaceful sounds of Napa Valley on an optional team-bonding trip Saturday.

The team stayed out on the west coast in preparation for Tuesday’s game in Portland.

From the looks of it, the majority of the team was in attendance.

Photo via Instagram/sdotbottoms
Photo via Instagram/sdotbottoms

The Bulls (8-4) trailed by just four points entering the fourth quarter of Friday night’s game at Golden State, but ran out of gas and lost 106-94.

Derrick Rose sat out the game while still nursing a sprained ankle, but is expected to be in the lineup when Chicago takes on the Trail Blazers Tuesday.

Derrick Rose practiced fully Monday, expected to play Tuesday Rose said the wine-sipping trip was “very, very fun.”

“I’m happy that I went,” he said, via ESPN. “I think the team enjoyed it. It was pretty cool to see everybody in their own little environment and just seeing the team get closer together.”