Derrick Rose missed practice Thursday but says if the decision is his, he'll playon Friday vs. Toronto. The Bulls have their first back-to-back of the season Saturday against Charlotte. Rose injured his hamstring Tuesday in a win over the Cavaliers.

"There's a chance," he said. "Right now I'm feeling all right, just trying to rest, do a little treatment. But more than likely I'll be out there playing."

Rose, who missed a game in the preseason because of knee soreness and has dealt with neck stiffness already this year, said he expected to have a few nagging injuries after missing a year and a half while recovering from knee surgery, but he says he is feeling much better in the last couple of days.

"It's not a concern at all," Rose said. "I think everything I do or if I get hurt, it can be anything, it's going to be blown out of proportion. I'm doing fine and it shouldn't be anything to worry about."

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