Rose has missed 10 games total after dealing with ankle injuries throughout the first month of the season. Gibson has missed nine games after twisting his ankle several times. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau is hopeful that both players will be able to contribute against the Eastern Conference-leading Raptors.
"They've been through [coming back from injury] enough so they should be able to find a way to get something done out there," Thibodeau said. "But I think it's hard to start and stop. But in Derrick's case, it was good where he was stringing some games together. Unfortunately, he got sick and we have to hope that he can pick up where he left off."
Rose is averaging 16.8 points, 5.1 assists and 3.3 rebounds a game. Gibson is averaging 12.6 points and 7.6 rebounds.