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Rose to miss Sunday game against Thunder

Apr 1, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

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From the Chicago Tribune:

Bulls guard Derrick Rose will miss his 10th consecutive game Sunday at Oklahoma City as he continues to recover from a groin injury.

Rose admitted his disappointment in not being able to face close friend Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant and the Western-Conference leading Thunder. But Rose continues to have issues running.

“Just trying to put it behind me, man, just trying to stay positive,’’ Rose said after Saturday’s abbreviated practice at the Berto Center. “It feels the same.”

via Derrick Rose to miss Chicago Bulls’ showdown vs. Oklahoma City Thunder – chicagotribune.com.

This is just the latest in a series of marquee matchups Rose has missed as we continue to try and establish some barometer of how this version of the Bulls will fare in the playoffs with Rose at the helm this season. Rose has missed a ton of games this season and with the Bulls having shut him down for multiple weeks now, the rest of his regular season is definitely in jeopardy. At some point the Bulls cross a point of no return with Rose where it doesn’t make sense to get him back on the floor until the playoffs, factoring where they stand in the race for homecourt advantage throughout the playoffs.

The Bulls have made that a priority, but with the Heat likely to start shutting down their own superstars to get them healthy and with Miami confident it can win on the road as it did last year in convincing fashion, the risk outweighs the reward in short order.

For us, though, it’s just a disappointment that we miss out on seeing Rose vs. Westbrook, and the East’s best team face off against the West’s. But with as scrappy and well as the Bulls have played, don’t expect a blowout Sunday in OKC. Chicago’s just that intense.

  1. pudgalvin - Apr 1, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Scuttlebutt seems to be that he’ll be back for Boston Thursday. No way thibs rests him until the playoffs. They’ve got a much more manageable schedule the rest of the way.

  2. stayhigh_247 - Apr 1, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    If I was Rose, I’d be at home in the hot tub tryna call up Skylar Diggins for a lil one on one…

  3. glink123 - Apr 1, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Is Mieka Reese DRose’s baby momma?

  4. adnan604 - Apr 1, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    ^ whatt the efff are you guys talking about…..this is a sports site, not some gossip website, shut the fudge up with that Bull (pun intended)

  5. gmsingh - Apr 1, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    Thibs looks to be saving Derrick for the playoffs. My guess is he’ll play a few tune up games before the season finishes. I hope he shows up in the playoffs with a vengeance.

    • comeonnowguys - Apr 2, 2012 at 9:45 AM

      Thibs doesn’t rest people, though. Unless Paxson grabbed *him* by his tie and had words.

  6. shwoogy1 - Apr 2, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    Just be healthy for the playoffs. Thats all that matters. You too RIP! Old mofo!

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