Found March 10, 2013 on
Beyond The Buzzer:
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 in all of those practices, his hamstrings, in his words, are ‘on fire’ after every workout and the concern for him is, obviously, the hamstrings are a big support to the ACL.”
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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:
The moment Bulls fans have been waiting for all year has finally arrived. Derrick Rose is cleared to play.
However, you will not see Rose play Friday night against Utah and probably not Sunday in Los Angeles. Maybe not on the Bulls' three-game West Coast swing. Really, do not count on Rose making his anticipated return to the floor any time in the immediate future.
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...
Derrick Rose has been officially cleared to play by his doctor.That statement alone should have Chicagoans celebrating in the street, as many feel that the Bulls, with a healthy Rose of course, have the best chance of halting the Heat and heading to the NBA Finals out of the East.To their credit, Chicago has done a decent job of holding their own without the 2011 NBA MVP in their...
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According to reports now getting play on ESPN, Chicago Bulls point guard and ex-MVP Derrick Rose has been cleared medically to play, but does not feel ready to go mentally.
It's been 10 months since Rose got hurt in that first-round playoff loss against the Sixers, and the Bulls don't really need him to make the playoffs this year... but they do need him...
NBA fans will have to wait still for a Derrick Rose return. Seriously, I hate to tell you Chicago Bulls fans this, but the former league MVP might not be playing for awhile yet. Despite what you heard about his being cleared.
“We’ll see when he’s ready,” Coach Tom Thibodeau said. “He’s getting there. He’s not quite there yet.”
From the AP:
Asked if Rose would be allowed...
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 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 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...
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 [...]
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...