Luol Deng and Derrick Rose will miss at least Game 1 of the Chicago Bulls’ Eastern Conference semifinals series against the Heat and Kirk Hinrich is doubtful, according to coach Tom Thibodeau.

Deng, who has been in and out of the hospital after experiencing complications from a spinal tap administered to check for viral meningitis, remains in Chicago. And Thibodeau said it’s uncertain when -- and if -- Deng will fly here at all.

“We’re taking it day-by-day,” Thibodeau said.

That puts Deng’s availability for Wednesday’s Game 2 in serious jeopardy as well. And even though Rose still won’t say publicly that he’s out for the season, that’s the assumption under which the organization long has operated.

“It’s no pressure at all,” Rose said. “I haven’t had any pressure from anyone. Not in the organization, not from my teammates. They know I’m putting everything I have on trying to come back as fast as possible. Just trying to be smart with the whole situation. Just taking my time.”

Hinrich didn’t take the floor for the start of the Bulls’ morning shootaround, receiving treatment on his severely bruised left calf in the training room. He tested the injury before Saturday’s Game 7 victory over the Nets and didn’t move well at all.

“It’s slow, steady progress,” Thibodeau said. “But he’s still not there.”