Derrick Rose suffered his first-ever hamstring injury on Monday and has not practiced with the Chicago Bulls since.
Rose missed Friday's win over the Toronto Raptors and is a game-time decision to play against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, but it would not be surprising if he sat out.
"Just being smart about the situation," Rose said. "There's nothing like rest. The tightness just didn't loosen up. If it's still tight, there's no need to (play Saturday).
"I want to play in every game because I really have to catch a rhythm. But management and the training staff really just tell me to take my time. We just have to be patient."
Rose missed the entire 2012-13 due to a torn ACL.