Bulls All-Star forward Pau Gasol will not play in Friday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves because of an illness
The team did not specify what will keep Gasol from playing in the game.
Gasol is averaging 18.4 points, 12.1 rebounds and 2.1 blocks in 55 games in his first season in Chicago. His 38 double-doubles this season lead the NBA.
The Bulls (36-22) are in fourth place in the Eastern Conference standings, a half-game behind the Cleveland Cavaliers.
- Scooby Axson