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Derrick Rose ‘most likely out,’ for playoffs, ‘but you never know’

Apr 21, 2013, 3:54 PM EDT

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Derrick Rose has no stated plans to return this season, but neither he nor the Bulls have said he won’t. So, you’ll continue to see non-news news like this from Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau. Via Luke Stuckmeyer of CSN Chicago:

“Most likely out, but you never know. The playoffs are stretched out too, so you have to factor that in too. So, who knows another week from now where he is so, you always want to have that possibility open,” Thibodeau said.

A week from now, the Bulls’ season might be over. Without Rose – and with Joakim Noah slowed by injury – that’s looking increasingly likely for Chicago, which trails the Nets 1-0.

Once the Bulls are eliminated, these updates will finally stop, and that’s what it will probably take to end them. There’s no indication the Bulls or Rose will make a definitive statement about the point guard’s ability to play this season, even as they run out of time to do so.

  1. asublimeday - Apr 21, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    I like how everyone picked the bulls and is now completely jumping ship after one loss in Brooklyn. Didn’t the bulls blow out the heat by 35+ in game one in 2010? How’d that series turn out?

    • eventhorizon04 - Apr 21, 2013 at 6:09 PM

      First, the Bulls game-1 win was by 21 points (103 to 82).

      Second, a lot of the pessimism about the Bulls’ chances in this series comes from the fact that Noah didn’t look right at all when he was on the court. If Noah had looked at least 80%, people would feel better about the Bulls.

      However, Noah looked like a guy who was playing hurt, and with Asik no longer on the team, the Bulls were stuck asking Taj Gibson to try to cover Brook Lopez (an All-Star center) at times. It’s unlikely Noah’s plantar fasciitis dramatically improves in the next few days, and without Noah, it’s unlikely the Bulls can stop Lopez, so the Bulls will be forced to double-team Lopez (which in turn leaves other Nets players open).

      Noah is a Defensive Player of the Year candidate for a reason – he’s too important to the Bulls for them to win without playing well.

  2. shuttaman1990 - Apr 21, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    He’s soooo emotional!
    Body saying yes, but his mind SAYING NOOOO!!!!!!!!
    Kobe will be back before him or at the same time as him, which is next season
    Bulls were lucky to have gotten Michael Jordan, their management can’t produce winning rosters like the Lakers, 16 chips ova here PIMP!

  3. jhuck92 - Apr 21, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    “Once the Bulls are eliminated…”

    I’m getting an overwhelming vibe that Dan and Kurt really don’t like the Bulls organization. Both of them have been dissing Chicago all season long. It’s like trolling on these very comments: you might not like it, but you’re still taking the time to write/comment about it (forcibly? I don’t know). I’m going to assume you’re being paid for this. So in that sense, you shouldn’t be complaining about writing an article on “non-news.”

    • gmsingh - Apr 22, 2013 at 8:56 AM

      This is nuts. Did every higher seed win in their respective game 1? It sure seemed that way. But the Bulls apparently are on the verge of elimination. Dan, can you and Kurt post about the Bulls not post when you are feeling cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs–please!

  4. michaeljordanseviltwin - Apr 21, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    This story is more played out than the Lakers’ struggle for a playoff spot. Nobody believes or cares about any of these Rose stories.

    • Kurt Helin - Apr 21, 2013 at 10:57 PM

      says the guy who clicked on the Rose story then commented on it. How do you think Web sites keep track of the stories read, exactly?

  5. thenew013 - Apr 21, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    a 60 to 80 percent rose could be enough to get them past the nets but then what? dont risk it.

    • Kevin S. - Apr 21, 2013 at 6:58 PM

      A sixty to eighty percent Rose means D-Will goes for forty per night because Derrick can’t stay in front of him at all if he’s that compromised.

      • tommyshih - Apr 21, 2013 at 7:44 PM

        Rose couldn’t defend anybody before the injury either.

  6. dalucks - Apr 21, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    Too late. I broke this story in Decmeber. You are late.

  7. kingbeason52 - Apr 21, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    Ive always like Rose..but I dont think he has handled this very well..As young adult you have to make big decisions in life and stick by your choice..right or wrong..he should have sat down thought it thru..If he is gonna play, then play..if he is gonna sit out the season, then sit out and call it a season..

  8. blueballz77 - Apr 21, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    I’m suing NBC,Because all these D Rose threads made be depressed fat and health issues.

    • tommyshih - Apr 21, 2013 at 7:46 PM

      Not to mention the blue balls. Or is that part of the health issues?

    • gmsingh - Apr 22, 2013 at 8:59 AM

      As well as killing your ability to use the English language properly!

  9. onbucky96 - Apr 21, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    Rose…soft. Quitter.

  10. deavn - Apr 21, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    I remember at the beginning of the season, I suggested that Rose should sit out the whole season and even went further than that and said he will sit out the whole season and you all disliked my comment. I guess I was right.

  11. mcnannal - Apr 21, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    Reblogged this on The Return of Derrick Rose.

  12. packfaninvikeland - Apr 21, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    How many times do I have to tell you fans.. ROSE..IS..DONE..

  13. heat256 - Apr 22, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    Maybe he’s waiting until the Bulls have an elimination game and are down 28 in the 4th with 2:00 to go, then he comes in.

  14. southbeachtalent - Apr 22, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    So he can’t do a standing 360 windmill of his bad leg yet? Man….


  15. mcsuave - Apr 23, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    If I’m a teammate of D.Rose, I’m pissed. he has been cleared approx 2 months ago and is not willing to give his teammates 10 min. off the bench to give them a rest. Body language of the players doesn’t look good when they walk past him at the end of games while he wears his expensive suits.

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