Derrick Rose was set to return to action on March 11th, yet he did not play. Derrick Rose was medically cleared, however the former NBA MVP opted to sit out the remainder of the season. And the whole postseason. And since neither the Derrick Rose camp nor the Chicago Bulls camp gave us a straight answer as to what was going on, we were left to speculate, and assume.
The Rose camp was quiet, offering only platitudes and bromides. They told us Derrick wasn’t ready to return, even though doctors made it clear that the final step in the recovery process was actually playing in legitimate NBA games. Today, we finally know why. However, we still don’t know why they didn’t tell us!
We now know why Derrick Rose sat out; we just don’t know why they refused to tell us- all NBA season long.
K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune had an interview with Reggie Rose, Derrick’s older brother.
“We couldn’t base his whole career on one year,” Reggie Rose said.
“We look at the longevity of it. Derrick ...