Aug 24, 2012, 11:16 AM EDT
Derrick Rose is expected to start doing some light on the court work soon, according to Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated. Which is nice, it will make a good part of the video series and it shows he has not had any setbacks.
Still, the Bulls want to take their time and make sure Rose is 100 percent before they bring him back. Don’t expect to see him before the All-Star break and the words out of Chicago target March.
Noah suffered a severe ankle sprain in Game 2 of the Bulls first round playoff loss to the Pacers, and he has yet to return to five-on-five action, Amick reports.
However, he is doing well and will be 100 percent when camp opens at the start of October.
The Bulls are not going to totally drop off the cliff without Rose, so long as Noah and Luol Deng play (he is not having wrist surgery). The Bulls will defend hard, they will win some games. The question is how much will the bench hurt them and what will they get from Rose when he returns?
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