Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune
As C.J. Watson prepared for the Bulls' first playoff game, he engaged in casual conversation about not joining other rotation players in skipping some practice time to heal bumps and bruises.
"That's OK," said a chuckling Watson, who has nursed elbow and ankle injuries all season. "I'll get my rest during games."
Watson's light-hearted crack, a nod to the projected 38 to 40 minutes Derrick Rose would've played had Rose not torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee on Saturday, is about as effusive as the mild-mannered point guard gets.
"C.J.'s so laid-back, you can't really tell what he's...