"He's shaking some rust off," USA Basketball assistant and Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said afterward. "But his explosiveness was back."
"You prepare for everybody. To me, it's like you would prepare for any game. If you don't know who may be injured or who may be sick, so you prepare for everyone. We're assuming everyone is there," Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said before learning of the suspension. "We have to be ready for everyone. That's the way we're looking at it. We're not speculating on what might be. That's not our concern. Just get ourselves ready. Don't get lost in what could happen, what might happen. We know we need to prepare for everybody and be ready for them."