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The Lakers’ mediocre record and the absence of Derrick Rose took some luster from Sunday’s Bulls/Lakers clash, but the game still had a modest increase in overnights. Sunday’s Bulls/Lakers NBA regular season game drew a [...]
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Amid Friday’s report that Derrick Rose is medically cleared to play, but not mentally ready, the Bulls front office insists that they are on the same page with their injured superstar and his continuous rehab. Something is not adding up, as it’s now being reported that a pressured Derrick Rose was a no-show at the Bulls practice Saturday.
According to Peter Vecsey:
At least Derrick Rose is honest. While others have given various reasons why he isn’t playing, the truth is, physically he is fine, but mentally he isn’t there yet.
Until he is there mentally, he will be making love to his couch and won’t be back on the court.
“I think I can do everything, it’s just me having the confidence to do it,” Rose said before practice. “Just...
It's all in his mind now. Doctors have cleared Derrick Rose to play in full game action, but the Chicago Bulls' superstar is not ready. He hasn't played since last late last season and wants to be sure he's ready mentally before taking the court again.According to Melissa Isaacson of ESPN Chicago, Rose wants to be able to dunk off his left foot with confidence...
Dear Chicago Bulls:
As a fan of the Chicago Bulls I would like nothing more than to see Derrick Rose come back onto the court this season, but I am terrified of what may happen. Derrick Rose is the key to the present and future of the franchise and the thought of him reinjuring himself is something I don’t think I could handle again. I remember that opening game of the playoffs...
When news broke that Bulls point guard Derrick Rose had been medically cleared to return, many people began to question why Rose hasn’t been back on the court. When the subsequent news followed that Rose wasn’t mentally ready to return, many far and wide questioned why. Surely it is just simple right? His knee is [...]
Derrick Rose is not Ricky Rubio.
Forget that both have been for so long reduced to two things, ACL tear and point guard, and remember how utterly dissimilar they are. That said, I've spend the past year watching Rubio recover from an ACL tear, watching him slowly build from inactivity to cardio to limited practice to limited minutes and now, finally and just in the past month...
Derrick Rose's absence on Saturday likely was not excused, as Bulls management has put pressure on him to return from his torn ACL.
Derrick Rose's return to the court may be delayed due to a hamstring problem, not a concern over dunking from his left foot as he previously said. Apparently rose had been feeling a burning in his hamstring during five-on-five practice, and he won't consider a return until that goes away.It's not clear why the Chicago Bulls aren't managing the injury news for Rose...
In the obligatory Derrick Rose update during the Bulls/Lakers broadcast, Doris Burke reports that the rehabbing point guard relayed to her pregame that he is battling hamstrings that are “on fire” after workouts and 5-on-5′s.
According to Doris Burke:
“I talked to Derrick earlier today and one of the things he’s battling is, he says that, despite the fact that he is participating...
The Chicago Bulls are concerned with finding a way to end their recent offensive struggles, and it remains uncertain when Derrick Rose can help.
A visit to Sacramento could provide an immediate fix.
The Bulls look to avoid a fifth consecutive road loss Wednesday night while trying for a sixth straight victory over the Kings, who could be without their top player.
With Kobe Bryant playing at a historic level, the Los Angeles Lakers are closing in on a playoff spot.
The Lakers will try to continue their recent surge on Sunday when they host the Chicago Bulls, who are still waiting on Derrick Rose to make his season debut.
After losing 10 of 12 in January, Los Angeles was a season-worst eight games below .500 and its playoff chances seemed...