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Midwest Sports Fans:
Each of the NBA’s Eastern Conference teams has now played at least 16 games. And entering Tuesday’s action, only two of them are currently above .500.
The two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat (14-3), and last season’s Eastern Conference finalists, the Indiana Pacers (16-2) are the only teams in the East that boast records above .500.
The Atlantic Division is so bad right now, all of its teams are below .500, and the Toronto Raptors (6-10) have the division’s best winning percentage at .375.
Let’s do a quick review of the Eastern Conference teams other than the Pacers and Heat that were supposed to be good this season: the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets.
Chicago has lost its starting point guard and former MVP, Derrick Rose, for the season with a knee injury. That will only compound the team’s problems. The Bulls had chemistry issues on the court and were stagnant on offense with Rose, so things will only get worse from here. The Bulls are currently 7-9 and ...
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Derrick Rose has had such bad luck lately, you don’t want to jinx him even further, but doctors say it isn’t a done deal that he will come back 100% after his torn Meniscus surgery.
Here is the breakdown from Dr. Derek Ochiai, an orthopedic surgeon at the Nirschl Orthopaedic Center in Arlington, Va. courtesy of the Sporting News.
“It might not heal,” Ochiai said. “The...
CHICAGO BULLS BASKETBALL - Derrick Rose has yet again been ruled out for the entire season. There is a little controversy over this, more over the timetable he will be out from the injury he sustained.
Derrick Rose Recovery Timeline
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Derrick Rose spoke to the media on Thursday for the first time since undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee.
Rose was asked if he could return for the playoffs.
"If I'm healthy and the situation is right - I'm playing," said Rose.
K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune was told by the Chicago Bulls two weeks ago that the chances of Rose returning...
Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose isn’t ruling out a return for the playoffs.
“If I’m healthy and the situation is right I’m going to be back playing,” Rose said Thursday during a press conference, his first public comments since tearing the meniscus in high right knee on Nov. 23. “If I’m healthy and my meniscus is fully healed of course I’ll be out there playing,...
Though the Bulls announced Derrick Rose will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his meniscus in his right knee November 22 vs. the Blazers, Rose left the door open for a possible return in the playoffs, should he be fully healed.
Addressing reporters for the first time since the injury that required surgery , Rose answered a question about returning to play in the playoffs...
Here is the complete press conference given by Derrick Rose after his torn meniscus injury. Even after a second seemingly season ending injury in as many years, Rose seems confident he can return.
Rose was asked if the Chicago Bulls would be better if they moved on without him.
“You can be a fool if you want,” Rose said. “I know I’m going to be all right.”
Derrick Rose was asked what do you say to the people who believe the Chicago Bulls should move on without you? There was silence for awhile, Rose took awhile to think and contemplate before answering, and then he said “you can be a fool if you want to.”
It was the signature moment of the first media appearance for Derrick Rose since he injured his meniscus, and was ruled out...
DeMarcus Cousins is suffering from an ankle injury that could have him miss this Friday’s game against Los Angeles Lakers. Cousins, who has only missed three games in his career, probably will be ready to roll come Friday. When asked if he was going to play Friday, Cousins gave us a funny joke that was aimed at injured Chicago Bulls star, Derrick Rose.
Asked DeMarcus Cousins...