Bulls' Carlos Boozer misses practice

Updated: March 14, 2011, 3:24 PM ET
By Nick Friedell | ESPNChicago.com

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer missed practice again Monday as he continues to nurse a sprained left ankle he suffered on March 9.

"[I'm] getting better every day," Boozer said. "Today's a little bit better than [Sunday], and I'm seeing good improvement so I'm happy with that."

Boozer is listed as day to day and has missed two games. The Bulls' schedule lightens up this week as they host Washington on Tuesday before traveling for games in New Jersey on Thursday and Indiana on Friday. All three opponents are well under .500.

"I don't know [when Boozer will return]," coach Tom Thibodeau said. "Each day he's gotten better, so probably within the week."

Boozer was knocked to the court by Charlotte's Kwame Brown, who was whistled for a flagrant foul.

"It's a basketball play," Boozer said. "I've been in that situation myself before. No hard feelings or anything. It's basketball."

He is averaging 18.3 points and 9.6 rebounds.

"[I haven't been doing] much," Boozer said. "I've been out there just kind of form shooting. That's about the extent of it right now."

Nick Friedell covers the Bulls for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN 1000.

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