Originally written February 14, 2013 on Larry Brown Sports:
The Chicago Bulls have struggled a bit as of late, but ultimately the team has fared surprisingly well in the absence of Derrick Rose. Without the 2011 NBA MVP, the Bulls have compiled a 30-22 record this season. While that is nothing to be ashamed of, very few people would argue that Chicago is a better team without Rose. Rose says he is making progress during his rehab from reconstructive knee surgery, but he doesn’t sound close to being ready to return. In fact, the point guard made some comments on Wednesday that could be depressing for Bulls fans. “If it’s where it’s taking me a long time and I’m still not feeling right, I wouldn’t mind missing this year,” Rose said, via FOXSports.com. “I would love to play this year. I would love to. That’s why I approach my rehab and my workout so hard. I’m trying to get back out there on the court as quickly as possible. But if I have anything later on there’s no point.” Rose is a slasher. His jump shot has improved since he came into the NBA,
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