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The Chicago Bulls are a mess with all their injuries, but Derrick Rose won’t be suiting up for game 7 against the Nets. Rose finally spoke to the media and basically reiterated that he’s physically cleared to play, but . . . mentally he’s not ready. He left open the possibility of playing against the Miami Heat if the Bulls advance. It’s hard to criticize anyone coming off an ACL injury, and we ave no idea what this guy is feeling. But it’s still a little odd that he’s not willing to take a chance with the playoffs on the line.
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