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Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau is hopeful point guard Derrick Rose will return to action this week. Rose had a meniscectomy on his right knee Feb. 27 and was expected to miss four to six weeks. He has missed 20 games since having the procedure. "Only he knows his body and that's the big thing," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said before Sunday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. "So he's got to continue to work through it and I trust him. When he says, he's ready. "Everything's going according to plan. He's got to keep taking the contact on, keep moving forward, and hopefully it will be soon. ... He feels good physically, mentally. We just have to be patient." Toronto Sun

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Whenever Derrick Rose returns to the floor, it’s a given the Bulls will ease him back into play and not give him 40 minutes a night. But according to Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau, it’s “unlikely” his return will take place against the Detroit Pistons Friday night at the United Center. Rose was optimistic about his recovery from this recent knee surgery but didn’t want to commit himself to any return date. “He’s not gonna be at where he was when he left off and anybody’s who’s missed that amount of time is normal protocol,” Thibodeau said. “We’ll see when he’s ready to go then we’ll decide how much (he plays).” CSN Chicago

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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

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