Derrick Rose told TNT that the reason he hasn’t return is because of a muscle memory issue with his leg. You can just add that to the list of reasons Rose doesn’t feel comfortable coming back to the Bulls just yet.
Rose says he doesn’t hear any criticized, because he doesn’t watch any TV or go online (probably a wise move), but he doesn’t have any worries about how people feel about him at the moment.
“I’m feeling about the same, still being patient, still trying to take care of my body and just trying to enjoy this time and cheer on my teammates.”
My teammates are out there playing hard, giving the game everything they got. That’s all I can ask for.
“Who knows? It’s still in the air where I’m still trying to be positive and still trying to take care of my body.”
The distraction comes from the fact that Rose still leaves the carrot dangling that he might return. It might not matter if the Bulls can’t beat the Nets in Game 7, then the questions will die down agains until next season.