Found January 30, 2013 on Hoop Fantasies Fantasy Basketball Blog:
Derrick Rose's return is getting closer. ESPN Chicago reported that D-Rose is participating in full contact practices and "and the only thing left in his return from ACL surgery is putting in more time and then getting acclimated to a game situation." "He can do all the cutting, he can do shooting, he can go off the dribble," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters. "So it's just a matter of him getting acclimated to playing in a game situation." Rose is targeting a return around the all-star break. Expect the Bulls to treat Rose with kid gloves.  Carlos Boozer missed Wednesday's game with a sore hamstring, according to Bulls beat writer K.C. Johnson. Taj Gibson started and scored 14 points with nine rebounds, two assists, a steal and two blocks in 34 minutes. Gibson is a strong spot start with Boozer out. Jimmy Butler cotinued to cut into Rip Hamilton's minutes. Butler played 27 strong minutes going for 18 points (8-12 FG, 1-2 FT), a three, six rebounds and two steals. Hamilton scored 10 points and dished three assists. After starting 123 straight regular-season games, Carlos Boozer sits with sore right hamstring. Taj Gibson starts vs. Bucks. #Bulls — K.C Johnson (@KCJHoop) January 31, 2013

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The final hurdle is within sight.  All Derrick Rose has to do is prove he can leap over it.  The Chicago Bulls' superstar has been cleared for full-contact practice.  This should be the last step in his recovery meaning he could be cleared to play soon.  An expectation of an early February return is not unreasonable.According to Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago, the only thing...

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Derrick Rose Taking Full Contact

Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said Wednesday that Derrick Rose is now taking “full contact” and the only thing left in his return from ACL surgery is putting in more time and then getting acclimated to a game situation. “He’s full contact, yeah,” Thibodeau said before Wednesday’s morning shoot-around as the Bulls prepared to face the Milwaukee Bucks. “He can...

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Announcer screams 'Get on the Booze cruise!'

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