Rose is getting closer to returning, but there is no need to push it. He should only come back when he is comfortable. That could be a week from now or next season, but he is taking the proper baby steps.
Derrick Rose checked off another box for a possible return to action. He practiced five-on-five for the first time this season on Monday afternoon.
Rose had been cleared for regular contact for weeks, but the Bulls’ first post-All-Star break practice gave the team a chance for a full scrimmage at the Berto Center before departing for New Orleans.