Derrick Rose has been participating in segments of pre-practice walkthroughs when the Chicago Bulls review plays, but he's still far from returning fully to practice.

"He's still a ways away from the actual practice," Thibodeau said on Sunday. "He has to do a lot of things off the court still."

Rose tore the ACL in his left knee in late April and had surgery on May 12. The Bulls have repeatedly expressed caution in Rose's rehabilitation process and have maintained an eight- to 12-month timetable for him.

"Derrick is doing fine," Thibodeau said. "We just have to be patient and let him keep doing the things he's doing."