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Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 at 9:00 am  |  62 responses

Derrick Rose to Start Practicing Soon With the Chicago Bulls?


by Marcel Mutoni@marcel_mutoni

The Chicago Bulls have played valiantly without Derrick Rose so far this season, managing to hover above .500 so far (8-7). They might soon be getting a much-needed boost, if the latest reports out of the Windy City are to be believed.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Rose may start taking part in team practices within a few weeks:

According to an NBA source, while ‘‘The Return’’ to the court for NBA games is still up in the air for Rose, the all-everything point guard could be just weeks away from practicing with the Bulls again after surgery on his left anterior cruciate ligament last May. ‘‘That’s the belief that a couple of [the Bulls’] players are under,’’ the source said.

Rose has been expected to be able to play in games by February, but that has been inferred more than actually stated. Even if the Bulls receive the ultimate Christmas present of getting him back on the practice court just before Dec. 25, it doesn’t mean he’s necessarily ahead of that February schedule — or behind it. Asked Monday if there was a specific timetable for Rose to start practicing, general manager Gar Forman answered in a text message: ‘‘We’re still taking the process step by step, and a date hasn’t been set.’’

Since last month, Derrick Rose has been cutting on his surgically-repaired left knee and he is now running sprints inside the Bulls’ training facility.

It’s encouraging news for the Chicago Bulls and their fans, but as the Daily Herald wisely cautions, there’s a reason the team has yet to commit to a return date: there are many more hurdles to hop over before Derrick Rose can truly be back.

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  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Good news for us D-Rose fans. I still say no games until next year though. No need to rush him. Not with the bench they have and Boozer still isn’t earning his money. Rose would have to come back and engineer the offense by himself again. Too much for one man.

  • thetruth

    Can’t Wait – Bart Scott Voice

  • stevethecannon

    does anyone have a league pass account that i can use to watch the games online with? i dont have cable and i need to watch the games.

  • None

    No need to rush man,take your time,your carrier is more important than a single season

  • roscoe

    have you heard of a sports bar?

  • superstar23

    *career wow.. Really man? Your grammar is that bad?

  • pposse

    The first couple games he plays will be tense for Bulls/Rose fans. I’m hoping Gar Formeman and Thibs doesn’t announce D Rose’s return at all until the day of. Hopefully this way the major networks won’t get a chance to broadcast the game, atleast this way a couple million more eyes won’t have access to watch and there will be less pressure to perform right away.

  • Redd

    It’s spelling and he might be on his phone, so just stop it.

  • spit hot fiyah

    bt(dot)davka(dot)info

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    or he could have been referring to his phone company.

  • Caribbeancop

    Lol, don’t be so harsh. hope to see DRose in action sooner than later

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    yeah here, i paid $180 dollars for you to enjoy this so here you go
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    lol here it comes,
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    just playing.
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    are you f*cking crazy?

  • Fat Lever

    I would say don’t rush him, but based on Adrian Peterson’s somewhat miraculous return to form, nothing is out of the realm of possibility I guess.

  • Nella

    LOL. True, the Verizon vs. AT&T decision is a very important one.

  • Max

    Exactly what I was thinking, like WTF?!? hahah

  • Max

    Live streams, download torrents,….

  • Max

    Or he might be foreign..

  • shockexchange

    Why does the Shock Exchange think D-Rose’s return with be similar to that of “Keith” from Good Times? The Shock Exchange has a feeling in the pit of his stomach that Rose’s return will be underwhelming.

  • fruizm

    hahahaha!

  • K_HOLIDAY

    Now thats funny!

  • Comment_System

    Nice try, T-Mobile salesman.

  • pposse

    this comment deserves a thumbs down

  • bringbackthesonics

    D-Rose has been cutting?! being injured cant be that bad…

  • shockexchange

    Actually, Keith did recover. It just took longer than expected.

  • pposse

    never kept up with good times, but aight thats acceptable, in that case, i can see something similar happening for d rose. A full recovery in two years… but I can also see him pulling off a 360 dunk and calling out in his fifth game back and then proclaiming his intention to be in the slam dunk contest, and calling out lebron for an epic duel. Lebron will then refer to your manual and realize there is nothing in there about slam dunk challenges (please update the Lebron rules)..

  • http://www.facebook.com/evan.boland Evan Boland

    Bahahaha

  • pposse

    speaking of AP, he is in the midst of his best season!

  • Redd

    I agree with you, but if at this point he’s close to playing form, I think it’d be worst to not let him play.

  • Redd

    There’s a lot of websites that can stream games, just do some research.

  • Redd

    Forget you Bruce Wayne!

  • Anthony Dixon

    this is great…. but he should still come back next season at full strength

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    what…no adidas video?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jay.brodes Jay Brodes

    good luck drose. i hope he does not come back too soon. just because ap did it does not mean rose should do it! i hope he is healthy and comes back strong.would be shame if he is half the player..dont want to see that!

  • shockexchange

    The Shock Exchange wrote “the Rules” down on a set of clay tablets that have since been stolen from him. LeBron has denied any involvement but word on the Streets is the he is now in possession of them.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    Damn man, derrick ain’t wasting time. Dude has too much heart to ever be a couch potato. Hope he ain’t rushing

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    Hahaha. That’s wrong

  • Redd

    Well I guess my ignorance is showing..sorry everyone.

  • Junior Taylor

    I don’t understand why everyone is an a rush to see him back so soon after a serious knee injury. Take all the time in the world you need and come back only when you’re 100%. Not every athlete is built like Adrian Peterson.

  • D.R.1

    There is no-one who can play that fast and beautiful and i cant wait for him.

  • Dutch Rich

    Maybe he has a Sherpa, courtesy of adidas to keep the soles clean?

  • Redd

    They’re saying he’s returning in a few weeks.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    i have them. i read them when i poop.

  • Stevethecannon

    Good joke man, it was just a question tho

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    it’s a ridiculous question.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    Is it foolish of me to trust that he won’t be rushed back? I mean it’s no secret that he is the franchise…they wouldn’t dare risk that….would they?

  • LakeShow

    If only my a$$ had eyes maybe i’d have an idea of what the rules were all about…

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    I wouldn’t put him on the floor until he practiced and played 5 on 5 for a good while. Thibs said today that he’s not close to the point where he can practice.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Rose won’t care whether the game was on national TV or not. He feels that he has the city of Chicago on his back. He will put pressure on himself regardless.

  • Redd

    Yeah but they’re also saying he’s a few weeks off to practicing with the team.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Thibs said he’s a long ways away today. I believe him more than a report from someone who’s not involved with the organization.

  • Redd

    A long ways away could be a few weeks to Thibs.

  • Fat Lever

    What he’s doing is amazing to me. The toll on a healthy RB’s knees is tough enough, but less than a year after rebuilding his ACL and he’s having this season? Wow.

    Back to Rose, not sure what the benefit is of having him play this year. All I can think of is Arenas and how he came back before his knee was ready. He was never the same again, and he’s not nearly as explosive an athlete as D Rose. He should tread carefully.

  • Stevethecannon

    I know lol but i cant afford to pay 180 bucks to watch the games online because i am 17 and cant get a job during the hoops season. I was wondering if somebody could hook me up on this. I didnt know everyone was so tight about this.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    I don’t think you understand what you are asking of total strangers. Maybe this will make more sense…….. .
    Wanna mail me your Xbox for like a day, maybe thirty?
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    Seeing as how you are asking for the password to someone’s property, prohibiting them from using it when you, the center of the universe are enjoying yourself maybe the above analogy will strike a chord. .

  • robb

    don’t rush him! There must be a lot of pressure from the team and his sponsors and I’m sure Derrick can’t wait to play but they should wait until next year to get him on the court. Don’t f*ck up the kid’s career.

  • stevethecannon

    i also cant afford a xbox dumbass. how can i afford an xbox if i cant afford a league pass. and wtf is your problem?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    oh so you need me to think of something else? you don’t understand what an example is? you don’t have the ability to understand an analogy? how bout you let me borrow whatever device let’s you express how naive you are to the world around you? maybe that’ll help you understand.
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    edit: if you don’t know what i’m referring to, think about it right before you press the comment button. with your pea sized little mind.

  • stevethecannon

    thanks man. at least there is someone who isnt a complete asshole on this website. coughcoughnbkcoughcough lol

  • MarkNavarro

    chill dude why are you so tight about this. why dont you get more followers on twitter cause kyour -300

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    why am i so tight about what? i’m honest. i said my piece, and then responded after that. Then he called me a dumbass, so i took it a step further.
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    anyway……LOL!!! was that your attempt at an insult? cuz i don’t give a flying sh*t about my twitter followers. why you checkin my twitter anyway?

  • MarkNavarro

    first of all your twitter is on your profile. 2nd stevethecannon was asking a question you didn’t have to be so up tight about the question you could of just said nothing. Have your parents not told you the golden rule? If you have nothing nice to say dont say it.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    first of all, if i want to make a joke out of a stupid question, i have all the right in the world to do it. I’m not uptight about the question, i said my comment making fun of his stupid question, then he responded to me so i responded back honestly. Nothing uptight about that AT ALL.
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    and that’s cute, you are posting and then upvoting your own comments. lol, good job, you like your own stuff. or StevetheCannon is trolling this conversation waiting for someone to defend him? either way, it’s pathetic.
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    Since you are so interested in me, how many of my twitter followers have i actually asked for? and why does how many people i follow, vs how many follow me matter? i’m not a member of the media. I don’t need a single damn follower.

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