CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 25: Pau Gasol #16 of the Chicago Bulls handles the ball against Jason Maxiell #54 of the Charlotte Hornets on February 25, 2015 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)
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February 27, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) All-Star forward Pau Gasol is out for Friday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves because of an illness, leaving the Chicago Bulls without two of their top players.

Coach Tom Thibodeau confirmed at the shootaround that Gasol will not play. The 7-foot forward is averaging 18.4 points and 12.1 rebounds.

The Bulls are also missing star point guard Derrick Rose, who is expected to be out four to six weeks after having surgery Friday to repair a medial meniscus tear in his right knee.

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