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The backcourt could be back soon as Jimmy Butler (elbow) is nearing a return and a source told Yahoo Sports that Derrick Rose (knee) is progressing well. Yahoo! Sports

But coach Tom Thibodeau said "it appears that (Rose is) pretty close" to being cleared for contact. "It's just step-by-step," Thibodeau said. "The first week is just range of motion, strengthening the knee. And then you progress from there. He's doing just about everything now except the contact." Chicago Tribune

March 21, 2015 Updates

KC Johnson: Bulls say Butler and Rose are out vs. Pistons. Gibson is probable. Barring setback, Butler has good chance to return this week. Twitter @KCJHoop

March 18, 2015 Updates

Injuries have hampered its top two signature athletes, Derrick Rose and Dwight Howard, in recent years. Adidas bet the farm on Rose in 2012 to the tune of $185 million over 13 years after his MVP season the previous year. The Chicago Bulls’ point guard has been snakebitten ever since. The latest blow was a torn meniscus in his right knee last month that required surgery. Sales of Rose’s Adidas signature shoes fell 20% last year to $32 million. Howard was never a big seller for Adidas and his signature shoe has now basically fallen off the map. Sales plummeted 70% last year to only $1.5 million or less than James’ racks up in two days. Adidas has shifted its attention more to John Wall and Damian Lillard over the past year. Forbes.com

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