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Joakim Noah and Luol Deng represented the Bulls in Houston for All-Star Weekend. Their seasons (at least statistically) do not scream All Star but they both held their own in the league's yearly exhibition. Their team has proven worth the attention with Chicago sitting at 30-22 and fifth in the East.
At this point, there seems to be few who think the Miami Heat will not win the Eastern Conference. There are some who think the Knicks could stand a chance in a seven-game series or maybe even the Pacers. The team everyone is waiting to come is the Bulls. Nobody knows what to make of the team that has had the top record in the East the last two years.
The reason for the mystery? Nobody knows Derrick Rose's status.
When Rose tore his ACL in the first game of last year's Playoffs, everyone knew it would be a long recovery. Six to eight months had him returning potentially in the middle of the season.
Well, here is the All-Star Break. Where is Derrick Rose?
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With a little more than one minute remaining, the Chicago Bulls and Derrick Rose were on the way to a Game 1 playoff victory, but when Rose landed awkwardly on his left knee everything changed.
It wasn’t odd to see Derrick Rose go down, considering he missed 27 games that season with a number of injuries, Bulls fans just hoped it wasn’t anything serious.... Read more
Is he, or isn’t he? Despite saying his knee “still isn’t feeling right” and that he can’t dunk yet, eyewitnesses say Derrick Rose looked “really good” and is “ready to go” after participating in his first 5-on-5 scrimmage at practice on Monday.
According to ESPN Chicago:
Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose looked “real good” during his first 5-on-5 drills of...
Rose is getting closer to returning, but there is no need to push it. He should only come back when he is comfortable. That could be a week from now or next season, but he is taking the proper baby steps.
Derrick Rose checked off another box for a possible return to action. He practiced five-on-five for the first time this season on Monday afternoon.
Rose had been cleared for...
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose participated Monday in five-on-five drills, the latest step in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
Coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters after practice that Rose “did what everyone else did.”
Rose has been sidelined since he tore his ACL late in last season’s playoff-opening win over Philadelphia...
The two biggest names people are waiting for in fantasy circles are Derrick Rose and Andrew Bynum, and it looks like they’re both farther away than was anticipated. Bynum felt pain in his knees after back to back workouts, while Rose said he was about 20-30% away (actually, he said he was feeling 85% on a scale of 110%, so hopefully he has an accountant do his taxes). Neither...
Will he or won’t he? That’s the question on every Bulls fan mind’s since Derrick Rose let it be known the possibility of not coming back at all this season. Monday he took another step forward towards the eventual return, participating in 5-on-5 scrimmage for the first time since tearing his ACL in April 2012.
According to ESPN Chicago:
Derrick Rose participated in five-on...
Scottish college student Brendan got the chance to fly to Chicago after winning an adidas “All In” contest to meet his basketball idol, Derrick Rose, and take in a Chicago Bulls game. Not many fans can say they got to spend the day beating D Rose in games of 1-on-1 and h-o-r-s-e, check out Brendan’s ‘life-changing’ experience:
The Bulls had seven- to eight-minute five-on-five drills on Monday in which Derrick Rose took part.
Tweet Bulls center Joakim Noah is known for many things. He’s known for his tenacity, his intensity and even his hair. However, one thing he is most definitely is not known for is his dribbling ability. Nonetheless, he put his handles on display at the All-Star Game Sunday, crossing up Zach Randolph: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXaSvdFR90s Granted Randolph [...]
The Chicago Bulls, who were set to be over the luxury tax for the first time ever, may look to avoid that now with Derrick Rose’s return this season questionable.
According to Ken Berger, CBS Sports:
For that reason, sources say the Bulls are open to moving Rip Hamilton in a deal that makes sense and saves them a year on the repeater-tax rolls.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Even if Derrick Rose wasn't ready to return, the Chicago Bulls got healthier as a team over the All-Star break -- and it showed.
Luol Deng scored 20 points, Kirk Hinrich returned from a seven-game absence with 10 assists, and the Chicago Bulls snapped a two-game skid with a 96-87 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Tuesday night.
"We all needed...
Players came dressed to impress for the 62nd NBA All-Star game at the Toyota Center in Houston. Here’s a collection of Sunday’s best dressed:
Russell Westbrook, David Lee, Kevin Durant
Luol Deng, Joakim Noah
Jrue Holiday, Brook Lopez, Tyson Chandler, Luol Deng, Paul George