Derrick Rose sat out Thursday morning's shootaround with a sore neck, but vowed to play in the Chicago Bulls' home opener against the New York Knicks.

"Oh hell yeah, for sure I know I’m going to play," Rose said. "It’s just that I have to get loose."

Rose revealed he sat out Wednesday's practice at the Berto Center, which just consisted of film, walkthrough and individual shooting.

Tom Thibodeau said everybody was "fine" when asked about the team's health after Wednesday's practice.

"It's definitely frustrating," Rose said of his latest soreness. "But I can’t get mad about it, can’t get sad about it. I know I’m doing all the things to get back on the court as quick as possible and working my butt off."