Derrick Rose Listed as Day-to-Day

by March 06, 2013

For the first time since Derrick Rose underwent knee surgery, the Chicago Bulls are listing him as day-to-day, giving their fans hope that the point guard is getting closer and closer to playing this season. Per CSN Chicago: “Whether intentional or not, the Bulls head coach didn’t do much to make that subside with a few key words before Tuesday’s practice at the AT&T Center: ‘Day-to-day.’ Now, it’s important to put things in context, as Thibodeau was explaining the process that Rose would have to go through to be completely medically cleared to play. ‘There’s a lot of people that have to weigh in on it and obviously he knows his body. Everybody’s got to sign off on it. Whenever he’s ready, he’s ready. Nothing has changed for us. For our team, I want them to continue to concentrate on improvement and our opponent, and for Derrick, I want him to continue to concentrate on his rehab. We’re 60 games into this now. I think going into the season, we had a lot of question marks. I think we have more answers now. We’ve figured out, I think, who we are. We’re heading down the stretch, we’ve got to continue to improve and then we’ll go from there,’ he said. ‘It’s day-to-day. Whenever he’s ready, he’s ready. We just want him to continue to improve, focus on his rehab and then, when he’s ready to go, we’ll all know. Everyone has to remain patient.’ As Thibodeau indicated, knowingly or not, there isn’t much time left in the regular season for Rose to play—presumably first on a minutes limit—so his comments will only fuel the fire of those who believe that the former league MVP will play any day now.”