Feb 11, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose (1) warms up before their game against the Atlanta Hawks at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bulls: Derrick Rose unlikely to play again this season


Derrick Rose hasn’t had a lick of luck in just about two years.

This season, it started out promising but after another knee injury (not as significant as last year’s) Rose is back on the sideline. He only played 10 games this season and it doesn’t appear like he’s going to play again this year. According to reports, he’s not even going to practice again with the Chicago Bulls this season. Probably to eliminate any “will he or won’t he” chatter that we heard all throughout the latter portions of the Bulls season last year.

[Chicago Tribune]

Thibodeau said it’s “most likely not” that Rose will practice this season. But Noah still appreciates his presence.

“He’s in the gym non-stop, just working on his body getting better,” Noah said. “That’s what it’s all about. He’s a big part of this team. He has that mentality of having no regrets. Just give it everything you got. If you can go, you can go. If you can’t, you did everything you could to make it.”

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau stuck to the original theme that Rose is out for the season, even though a report surfaced just after Rose’s surgery in October that he would come back for the playoffs if he’s “ready”. Since then, we haven’t heard anything that would reinforce that narrative, and I don’t think we will.

Rose tore his meniscus in October and elected to re-attach it rather than to just to shave the injured portion of it. That decision likely cost Rose the season. Had he elected the “shave”, he would’ve likely been able to return to the court in 4-6 weeks, if not sooner.

It appears that the next time we’ll see Rose is at the beginning of the 2014-15 season. Sad.

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