Thursday, February 16th, 2012 at 9:00 am  |  12 responses

Tom Thibodeau Unsure if Derrick Rose Will Play in All-Star Game

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.’”

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  • Will Lee

    just go start, and play 5 minutes. Adidas needs him there

  • David M.

    @Will Lee LOL. Just like Kobe did in New Orleans in 2008.

  • kobesBESTfriend

    let Linsanity replace him

  • Riggs


  • LA Huey

    Give him the Popovich treatment.

  • http://drosemvp.tumblr.com aurelio

    Let him play and get All-Star MVP too

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    He’ll play this is Dengs first allstar game he won’t miss it.

  • RunNGun

    Out Rose, In Lin.

  • LA Huey

    Thibs will play him 45 minutes in a 17 point win for the East.

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com Enigmatic

    C’mon Huey, let’s be more realistic.
    Thibs will only play Rose 39 minutes…and Deng 45.

  • LA Huey

    My bad, Enig. As a Bulls fan, does it frustrate you that he plays them like that? I mean, he’s a great coach and all. But do you see that as a flaw and accept it as part of the package or are you trusting his judgement?

  • burnt_chicken

    sit the man. He could use the rest. Didn’t Phil use to lean a bit heavy on his stars too?