Bulls' Thomas likely out vs. Cavaliers

Updated: November 4, 2009, 4:25 PM ET
By Nick Friedell | ESPNChicago.com

Chicago Bulls forward Tyrus Thomas did not practice Wednesday and will not accompany the team to Cleveland for Thursday's game against the Cavaliers.

"Tyrus is sick. He showed up this morning, he's still pretty sick," Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro said. "He's at home.

"He'll see a doctor today and tomorrow and then we'll re-evaluate and see if he can fly into Cleveland, but he's pretty sick still."

Del Negro sounded doubtful Thomas can meet the team in Cleveland.

"Maybe. I don't know," he said. "Let's just see how it goes. See how he feels. He's pretty sick, though. So we just want to make sure he gets healthy."

Thomas was sent home Tuesday morning from Berto Center during the Bulls' shootaround. He was going to show up at United Center for the Bulls' game against the Milwaukee Bucks, but he never made it.

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Nick Friedell is the Chicago Bulls beat reporter for ESPN Chicago. Friedell is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and joined ESPNChicago.com for its launch in April 2009.

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