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Derrick Rose badly wants to come back to the court for the Chicago Bulls, but he told TNT's Rachel Nichols he is being held back by a lack of muscle memory that prevents him from shooting and feeling the way he desires off his torn ACL.
"[Rose] says that he just doesn't have the muscle memory back, is the way he put it," Nichols said during the network's coverage of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
Rose has not played this season after undergoing surgery last May to repair his torn ACL.
Rose was reportedly cleared to play in early March, but he has been adamant about not feeling completely comfortable mentally.
The Bulls are tied, 3-3, in their first round series against the Brooklyn Nets, with Game 7 on Saturday.
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Chicago Bulls MVP guard Derrick Rose’s basketball career may be on hold, but his family life is thriving. Check out Rose with his son PJ and his girlfriend Mieka Reese spending some quality family time together. It’s nice to see that Rose is willing to participate with one of his families.-TO
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Derrick Rose refuses to pull the plug on returning to the Bulls this season, and as his team advances to face the Miami Heat in the second round, the question of whether the former MVP will be on the floor with his banged up team will only keep coming. Rose knows that answer but refuses to confirm it, according to a Yahoo! Sports report by Adrian Wojnarowski:
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Derrick Rose has been cleared to play. That's not to say he'e been cleared like its breaking news, but more like in the past tense; it's old news now. Yet, the superstar said he will not play till he feels ready--which does not appear to be this season.
That hasn't stopped fans from wishing he was playing. Now a local Chicago news station has implored fans to let...
The drama surrounding Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rosecontinues, as the latest report – courtesy of TNT – is that one of the things that continue to keep the All-Star off the court is a lack of muscle memory.TNT sideline reporter Rachel Nichols said that Rose told her off-camera a few days ago that while he wants to return to the court, he doesn’t have his muscle memory...
CBS Chicago gives fans a forum to go in on Derrick Rose
Derrick Rose has made it expressly clear that he will return to basketball and the Chicago Bulls when HE feels he is ready.
Yet, calls for him to “man up” and “get off the bench” and suit up are becoming increasingly common. The hostility behind it increasing too.
CBS Chicago posted an “Open Letter...
Believe it or not, but Derrick Rose says that he hasn’t heard any of the public criticism he’s been taking for his slow recovery from the major knee injury he suffered around this time last year.
Rose was cleared to return to action months ago but has admitted that overcoming the mental obstacles that accompany such an injury, has been difficult.
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The question all season for the Chicago Bulls. Even throughout the first round of the playoffs has been will Derrick Rose return. Now comes word per Yahoo Sports that sources close to Rose say he won’t return this season, period. The Bulls fought through seven games against the Brooklyn Nets to make it to round two. Even with injuries, the Bulls came together. Whether it was Joakim...
TNT's Rachel Nichols reported Thursday that Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose told her that muscle memory is holding him back from returning to the court from ACL surgery., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/report-muscle-memory-delaying-rose-return
The thing about this Derrick Rose situation with the Chicago Bulls has been why not just announce him out for the season? Rose obviously isn’t mentally where he needs to be to return to the court, despite being medically cleared months ago. So I have always wondered, why not just announce him out for the [...]
Last night after the Chicago Bulls lost to the Brooklyn Nets, I logged onto Facebook to find Derrick Rose being blasted in the majority of comments on my news feed. I lived in Chicago for three years, and the sentiments echoed in the posts being made by my friends that are Bulls fans mostly consisted of calling Rose a "p#ssy" for not suiting up and helping his team dispose...
The Chicago Bulls cannot afford to lose another guard while Derrick Rose continues to watch games from the bench. Nate Robinson, who is clearly well aware of that, fought through flu-like symptoms during a Game 6 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night. He was seen throwing up into a trash can on the Bulls bench during a timeout.
In fact, the core of the Bulls roster seems to...
The Stanley Cup Playoffs got off to a strong start in Chicago and Minneapolis. In other news, the Bulls’ first round TV ratings are still below Derrick Rose levels, and the Houston Astros are not [...]
- Can anyone explain this Derrick Rose thing? So with the Bulls up 3-2 they have a chance to close out New Jersey in Chicago, knowing a loss sends this back to a game 7 in Jersey so this is basically a do or die game. Both Kirk Hinrich, who started at PG in place of Rose all year, and Luol Deng, probably the team's best perimeter defender, are out and in case you forget...