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Friday, August 2nd, 2013 at 9:20 am  |  13 responses

Derrick Rose Could Return on October 5


Chicago Bulls superstar point guard Derrick Rose has let the world know that he’ll play in the season opener, but we may get a glimpse of him on the court in the preseason on October 5 in Indiana. Per the Daily Herald: “The Bulls released their preseason schedule on Thursday and it features games in Indianapolis, St. Louis and Rio de Janeiro before the first contest at the United Center on Oct. 16 against Detroit. Rose said during a recent European promotional tour he feels 100 percent healthy and plans to play in the preseason opener. He’s been sidelined since April 28, 2012 when he tore the ACL in his left knee in a playoff game against Philadelphia. The Bulls will start the preseason against Central Division rival Indiana on Sat., Oct. 5, then face Memphis at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. After that, they’ll play the first NBA game in Brazil on Sat. Oct. 12 against Washington. After Detroit, the Bulls will host Indiana on Oct. 18, Milwaukee on Oct. 21, followed by Nate Robinson and the Denver Nuggets on Oct. 25.”


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  • Max

    Didn’t we allready knew this?

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    Well given the suspense of his “possible return” last season this doesn’t surprise me.

  • spit hot fiyah

    or maybe later

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    Damn who aged his face? lol

  • Ishmael Jenkins

    League missed him. My favorite player to watch. Excited to see how he’ll play.

    Bulls did him a disservice not at least trying to get him significant help in the backcourt. Dunleavy Jr. is a good shooter, but he’s not going to push them past Miami or even Indiana. They still need another guy.

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    WIth that being said I proposed this idea to my buddy of mine and I want to see what your thoughts are. Considering the fact that the Bulls haven’t really shown great effort in pairing him with a backcourt mate do you think there’s a possibility that Rose will ever leave for another team? I know he’s a hometown guy and the face of the franchise but I’m sure if he continues to get ousted without even sniffing the finals he’ll grow extremely frustrated.

  • bike

    What if he never comes back?

  • Ishmael Jenkins

    More than LeBron with Cleveland, I can’t see him leaving Chicago. He and Thibs suffer from the same mentality that also makes them great. It’s always “We have enough to win”…but they don’t compared to their competition (Miami, Indiana).

    I think Rose has to get to a point where he walks into Jim Paxson’s office and asks him about at least thinking about making a move. It may not be in his personality to do it, but loyalty only goes so far like Kevin Garnett said years ago. Whether it’s ridding themselves of Boozer or Deng. If they don’t get to the Finals next season, which I don’t think they will, he has to get tired of having to do so much by himself whether he says it or not. And it’s not like they need a big move. In my opinion, they don’t even need a star player…just a 2 guard who can create offense. Just a guy who could at least make teams think about someone else on offense besides Rose. An OJ Mayo, Monta Ellis type of guy. I love Deng, but they could trade him for that kind of player…move Butler to the 3. And then Miami and Indiana would have major problems. Also have to remember that he’ll only be 28 when his contract is up. So maybe, if they still haven’t gotten to the Finals by then, he’ll think about leaving as a free agent with another max contract.

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    Good ooints especially regarding his and Thib’s mentality. I agree that they should look to move Deng and slide Butler to the 3 and shop for a liable 2 guard. However, it’s puzzling to me that OJ Mayo, Monta, JT, Jr Smith, & JCrossover have all be available to them but they refused to sign them. This is a team that started Keith Bogans as their SG for Christ sakes. It’s almost like they refuse to spend money on another guard who can create for themself.

  • Ishmael Jenkins

    Summer of 2011…they did nothing until the Pistons let go of Rip. And they signed him. While everyone was saying they should go after one of those guys you mentioned. I didn’t understand then and I don’t understand now. You would think that they would have been saying to themselves “If we got to the Conference Finals with Keith Bogans as our starting SG, what could we do with one of these free agent guys?” in the summer of 2011. Don’t know what they were thinking.

  • Jmejettjxn

    @spit hot fiyah 😂😂😂😂

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    Exactly. I think they franchise is being cheap to an extent.

  • KingBenjamin

    The bottom line is that the Bulls are and always will be a cheap organization in this league, they rather take gambles on guys like Rip Hamilton who are nearing the end of their careers instead of targeting big name players either in the trade market or through free agency.

    They should have made a run at O.J. Mayo, Monta Ellis, or J.R. Smith and traded away Deng and moved Butler to the 3 but the Bulls rather have all the pressure be on Derrick Rose to win for them, anyone with basketball sense knows that he is not enough to take down the Heat by himself.

    Btw, Michael Jordan the greatest player in the history of basketball was paid an average salary of $2,769,444 up until his last 2 seasons with the Bulls when they finally decided to pay him the salary that the greatest player in the world should get paid which was $30 and $33 million respectively, Bulls are VERY VERY cheap.

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