Found February 15, 2012 on Rumors and Rants:
Reigning NBA MVP Derrick Rose sat out Tuesday night and now it is looking like he’ll miss another game on Thursday. Rose is currently out thanks to lower back spasms, and the Chicago Bulls have added point guard Mike James on a 10-day contract to help pick up the slack. Rose claims he doesn’t know where the back issues came from but he has now missed three straight games. He saw a back specialist on Monday who confirmed the diagnosis of back spasms. Rose was getting treatment on Wednesday and working with the same specialist, and it doesn’t look like he’ll be able to play Thursday night against the Boston Celtics, who beat the Rose-less Bulls on Sunday. Without their star point guard the Bulls are 2-1, but those wins came against the Charlotte Bobcats (who are 3-26 on the season) and the Sacramento Kings (10-19). While Chicago has the depth to tread water without Rose, there is no way they can be a championship contender unless his back gets better. Back spasms can be the sort of ...

Derrick Rose a game-time decision

ESPN Chicago has an update on the Bulls Derrick Rose: Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose did not run, but shot free throws during Thursday morning's shootaround, and is still a game-time decision to face the Boston Celtics Thursday night after missing the past three games with back spasms. Rose didn't sound especially optimistic about his chances of playing. "...

Bulls G Rose out for Tuesday's tilt with Kings

Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose won't play in Tuesday night's game versus the Sacramento Kings due to back spasms.Rose didn't participate in Tuesday morning's shootaround and Bulls head coach Tom Thbodeau informed reporters this morning of the news.Rose does not have structural damage in his back, a Monday meeting with a specialist determined. General manager...

Rose's back still not so rosy

If the Chicago Bulls are going to reach the NBA Finals, they will need a healthy Derrick Rose. However, Rose's back spasms are not subsiding as he continues to sit out two games including this past key matchup against the Boston Celtics where Chicago lost without their superstar. However, the good news for Bulls' fans is Rose's back is not as bad as it seemed to appear...

The Chicago Bulls’ PG Derrick Rose: Overrated?

For anyone who is sick of the Jeremy Lin hullabaloo and wants to hear about basketball outside of a .500 franchise, enjoy this article. It is no secret that Chicago Bulls PG Derrick Rose is the type of franchise cornerstone that a championship team can thrive with. He can score at will, is a born leader at such a young age, and led the Chicago Bulls into immediate contention...

Bulls' Rose to miss 3rd straight game

Chicago guard Derrick Rose will miss his third straight game because of lower back spasms when the Bulls host the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday.

Rose to miss 3rd straight game with back spasms

DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago guard Derrick Rose will miss his third straight game because of lower back spasms when the Bulls host the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday.

Chicago Bulls Owner Concerned About Derrick Rose’s Minutes

Derrick Rose is averaging 35 minutes per game this season (which happens to be a career low), and as the reigning MVP battles through back and toe injuries, the man who cuts his checks is worried about how much Rose plays. From ESPN: “Chicago Bulls fans aren’t the only ones discussing and debating the issue of how much Derrick Rose should play with a sore back and nagging turf...

Game Notes: Celtics at Bulls

by Bryan Crawford | @_bryancrawford Is Derrick paying tonight? That was the first question asked of Tom Thibodeau during his pre-game media session. Rose’s back is the first and only thing on people’s mind in Chicago. The Bulls‘ PG missed three consecutive games with back spasms, but had taken the floor earlier than he usually does for pre-game shootaround, leading to the belief...

Boozer, Deng get Rose-less Bulls win (AP)

Carlos Boozer and Luol Deng each scored 23 points, and the Chicago Bulls escaped with an 89-80 victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night after blowing a 16-point lead. It was hardly an easy night for the Bulls, but they continued to pile up the wins even though reigning MVP Derrick Rose missed his fourth straight game because of lower back pain.
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