Found February 16, 2012 on SLAM Online:
Derrick Rose’s status for the NBA All-Star Game this month is very much up in the air, according to Chicago Bulls’ head coach Tom Thibodeau. From ESPN: “Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, who will coach the Eastern Conference All-Stars, said Wednesday he’ll wait until the Feb. 26 game draws near before deciding whether point guard Derrick Rose will play. In the meantime, Rose consulted a back specialist again Wednesday and missed a practice session that consisted of just film and shooting. ‘He’s just doing his rehab right now, so we’ll see,’ Thibodeau said. Rose has missed the last three games with a bad back. An MRI revealed no structural damage, and Rose is considered day to day. The 23-year-old reigning MVP, who was voted in as an All-Star starter for the second straight year, also has missed five games with turf toe. ‘We’ll see where (the back situation) is when we get there,’ Thibodeau said. ‘We just want to do what’s best. We don’t know how it will be. That’s down the road

Derrick Rose a game-time decision

ESPN Chicago has an update on the Bulls Derrick Rose: Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose did not run, but shot free throws during Thursday morning's shootaround, and is still a game-time decision to face the Boston Celtics Thursday night after missing the past three games with back spasms. Rose didn't sound especially optimistic about his chances of playing. "...

Bulls G Rose out for Tuesday's tilt with Kings

Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose won't play in Tuesday night's game versus the Sacramento Kings due to back spasms.Rose didn't participate in Tuesday morning's shootaround and Bulls head coach Tom Thbodeau informed reporters this morning of the news.Rose does not have structural damage in his back, a Monday meeting with a specialist determined. General manager...

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If the Chicago Bulls are going to reach the NBA Finals, they will need a healthy Derrick Rose. However, Rose's back spasms are not subsiding as he continues to sit out two games including this past key matchup against the Boston Celtics where Chicago lost without their superstar. However, the good news for Bulls' fans is Rose's back is not as bad as it seemed to appear...

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Chicago guard Derrick Rose will miss his third straight game because of lower back spasms when the Bulls host the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday.

Rose to miss 3rd straight game with back spasms

DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago guard Derrick Rose will miss his third straight game because of lower back spasms when the Bulls host the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday.

Chicago Bulls Owner Concerned About Derrick Rose’s Minutes

Derrick Rose is averaging 35 minutes per game this season (which happens to be a career low), and as the reigning MVP battles through back and toe injuries, the man who cuts his checks is worried about how much Rose plays. From ESPN: “Chicago Bulls fans aren’t the only ones discussing and debating the issue of how much Derrick Rose should play with a sore back and nagging turf...

Game Notes: Celtics at Bulls

by Bryan Crawford | @_bryancrawford Is Derrick paying tonight? That was the first question asked of Tom Thibodeau during his pre-game media session. Rose’s back is the first and only thing on people’s mind in Chicago. The Bulls‘ PG missed three consecutive games with back spasms, but had taken the floor earlier than he usually does for pre-game shootaround, leading to the belief...

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