Carmelo Anthony Wants People to Stop Rushing Derrick Rose Back

If it were up to Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose wouldn’t return this season. Anthony fails to see the point of rushing the Chicago Bulls superstar back to the court. Per the Chicago Tribune: “The only timeline the Bulls have given regarding Derrick Rose’s return is eight to 12 months. That means, given the surgery took place May 12, missing the 2012-13 season always was a possibility. Now that Rose sitting out all season is all but a certainty, the Bulls and Rose have drawn some criticism. Asked in light of that whether the Bulls should have just declared Rose out for the season last fall, coach Tom Thibodeau shrugged. ‘They were just being forthright,’ Thibodeau said of management and team physician Brian Cole. ‘That’s what everyone thought. We didn’t know, and we still don’t know. We were just being honest. Obviously, you can look back and say that now, but we never felt that way. We knew it was the type of injury that takes time, so you just want to do what you feel is right. We feel like we’ve done that.’ Rose was cleared for full scrimmaging on Feb. 18. He has practiced well but has given no signs of playing in games. […] Knicks star Carmelo Anthony told reporters at the morning shootaround to ‘stop rushing Derrick back.’ … ‘What’s two more months going to do?’ Anthony said. ‘I don’t think he should come back, and that’s just my opinion.'”