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Derrick Rose out vs. Celts

Updated: April 5, 2012, 9:13 PM ET
By Nick Friedell | ESPNChicago.com

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose said he will not play Thursday night against the Boston Celtics.

As a contingency plan, the Bulls signed guard Mike James for the remainder of the season, the team announced Thursday.

Thursday's game will be the 12th consecutive Rose has missed. He's sat out 21 games this season in which the Bulls are 14-7.

Rose said he will definitely face the New York Knicks on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. He admitted he is a ...

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