The Bulls won, 115-109, behind Derrick Rose’s 27 points, Luol Deng’s 23 and 19 of Brad Miller’s 21 in the second half.
Amid multiple reports that New York was on the brink of trading Robinson to the Boston Celtics, Knicks head coach Mike D’Antoni said Robinson was sick.
“Nate’s still sick, he wouldn’t be here anyway,” D’Antoni said. “He had flu-like symptoms.”
Celtics guard Eddie House told reporters Wednesday he is part of a deal that will bring Robinson to the Celtics.