It doesn’t sound like Bulls fans should be hoping for the return of Derrick Rose anytime soon. Head Coach Tom Thibedeau was asked about his MVP’s chances to practice this year:
“Most likely not,” Thibodeau said. “But we’ll see. He’s out for the year, but he’s doing great. He’s running on a treadmill, Thibodeau said. “Making a shot here or there, he’s doing well. He’s doing fine. He’s still nowhere close to practicing or anything like that, but he’s doing well overall.”
Joakim Noah gave a little bit more when he was asked about Rose’s progress though:
“He’s doing a lot more than just shooting around,” Noah said. “He’s in the gym non-stop. Just working on his body, getting better, getting better and that’s what it’s all about. He’s a big part of this team, and he has that mentality of just having no regrets. Just giving everything you got. If you can go, you can go, and if you can’t you did everything you could to make it. That’s what it’s all about.”
I think the Bulls should have a press conference and announce he will be back next year. Otherwise these questions will keep coming and people are going to wonder if he is coming back for the playoffs.