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In case you missed it, Derrick Rose is dunking (VIDEO)

Feb 25, 2013, 7:32 PM EDT

People have been parsing out that video all day, taken before the Bulls got crushed by the Thunder Sunday night. Derrick Rose put in about 90 minutes of work before the game, which is pretty common. He’s going full-out in practice.

But reading much into this dunk in practice — “he didn’t go all out on it so he must not trust his knee” — is trying being a blind man touching part of an elephant. Could Rose have thrown down a bigger dunk if he wanted? Probably. This video is a snippet of a lot of practices and workouts Rose is going through. It’s a small part of a big picture.

When will he be back? When he feels healthy and is confident he can be himself on the court. And Bulls fans, you don’t want him back before then. As I’ve been saying, it’s not about regular season games in February, it’s about his health and play the next five years. Don’t rush it. He’ll be back when he is ready and it has nothing to do with deadline moves or anything else (if you don’t think Rose is itching to play you don’t know Rose).

It will happen soon enough. Just wait.

  1. danielgmz - Feb 25, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    Man!! I’m so excited for his return!
    The bulls had been doing all right without him, but I think they ran out of energy.
    If Rose comes back quickly and can adapt to the team easily, this team is going to be exciting.
    I don’t think they could go for it all, but they’d give some fight to the East

  2. deavn - Feb 25, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    It’s just a dunk. He’s not coming back this season.

  3. pmangarola - Feb 25, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    bout time

  4. BigBeachBall - Feb 25, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    While injured, has any player been more coddled by a fanbase?
    – he needs to heal
    – wait until hes 100 percent
    – dont rush him…

    Hes a professional player earning 17 bills, not a 15 year old junior varsity kid…. Bunch of scarred mommies out there…

  5. glink123 - Feb 26, 2013 at 12:20 AM

    He’s not coming back this season, KH. You know I’m a die-hard Bulls fan, and I’m a long-time poster here, but he’s shutting it down this season, and the rest of the locker room recently has figured it out. The total lack of heart shown by the team over the past week is all the proof you need.

  6. nokoolaidcowboy - Feb 26, 2013 at 7:56 AM

    Derek Rose is a great athlete but do we need to know EVERYTHING he does?
    What time is his next fart scheduled for?

    • baned0n - Feb 26, 2013 at 10:54 AM

      Derrick

  7. DrinkBlackWater - Feb 26, 2013 at 8:29 AM

    @nokoolaidcowboy, I needed that laugh!!

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