ATLANTA -- Chicago Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler will not go through shootaround and is a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against the Atlanta Hawks because of sore ribs, according to Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau.
"There's been a little bit [of improvement]," Butler said. "But with your ribs it's just tough. You can't move, you get hit and it's hard to breath at times. Yeah, there's improvement, but it's still kind of hard."
Butler admitted that he is still in pain.
"It hurts," he said. "I guess you got to deal with it. This is the life we chose. Got to play through it."