HoopsHype Derrick Rose rumors
A. Sherrod Blakely: #Bulls Derrick Rose (ankles) out tonight vs #Celtics. #CelticsTalk Twitter @SherrodbCSN
But it’s really as simple as this: Rose is making the decision with the consultation of the training and medical staffs. And, really, that’s how all injury situations are handled. Management isn’t sitting on high making some grand pronouncement about saving Rose for the long haul. (Though management is trying to set a big picture mentality with soft minutes restrictions for certain players.) Thibodeau isn’t involved in the process. Rose is warming up, seeing if he can go and then making the call with training and medical personnel he trusts. I do think there’s a benefit to him playing if he is able, given how much time he has missed. Playing if he doesn’t feel comfortable doing so doesn’t make sense this early in the season, or, really, at any time other than the playoffs. Chicago Tribune
Nick Friedell: Bulls just sent out a release saying Noah and Rose are questionable for tomorrow's game. Butler and Gibson are probable. Twitter @NickFriedell
Derrick Rose admittedly could have played against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday if he'd really wanted to, but he didn't. And after the Chicago Bulls star sprained both of his ankles in Friday night's loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, sitting was the right move. "It felt all right," Rose said after the game, a 106-105 win for the Bulls. "If it was a real need for me to play I think I could have played. But [I'm] just trying to be smart, trying to give it an extra day and thank God that we came out with the win." ESPN.com
Rose was asked if he spoke to Thibodeau about his status before the game and replied, “We didn’t even talk about it. He didn’t even ask me about it, to tell you the truth.’’ Thibodeau had an interesting reply earlier in the night when asked if he had a say in the restrictions process: “Naw, I just listen to what they have to say.’’ Asked if that was frustrating, he said, “No, I’m fine.’’ Chicago Sun-Times
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