As scheduled, Derrick Rose participated in five-on-five scrimmages in Chicago Bulls practice on Monday.

"He did what everyone else did, just a normal practice," coach Tom Thibodeau said of Rose, who in interviews last week admitted he was unsure whether he would be ready to play this season.

The Bulls had seven- to eight-minute five-on-five drills in which Rose took part.

"He was able to get out there and it's good," Kirk Hinrich said. "It was something that us as a team needed, as far as every individual coming off the break needed to scrimmage a little bit. And I'm sure it was good for (Rose), helpful to see exactly ... give him a good gauge of where he's at."