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April 9, 2015 Updates

After it was over, Rose acknowledged that he felt "good" being back on the floor with his teammates, but was disappointed they couldn't get a win against a non-playoff team in the Magic. "I'm just happy to be playing," Rose said. "It's not one thing. The shots I put up, I felt they were good shots, hard shots, and I'm more concerned with us losing more than anything.'' ESPN.com

Rose remains hopeful that he will be able to play Thursday night against the Miami Heat in the back end of a back-to-back. The Bulls only have four regular-season games remaining and have slid into the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference standings. The Toronto Raptors have the tiebreaker by virtue of their Atlantic Division championship. "I think that's the plan," Rose said of playing against the Heat. "I know that I'm feeling good. Tomorrow, see how it feels and try and give it a go.'' ESPN.com

April 8, 2015 Updates
April 7, 2015 Updates

Rose started "full-contact" practices one week ago and once again, he did everything at practice, Thibodeau said. Rose hasn't had any setbacks, but Thibodeau wouldn't give a firm date on when or if he’d return this week. “It’s steady,” Thibodeau said. “Each week he’s gone through each phase of the rehab. He’s progressed well. He hasn’t had any setbacks. The next step is to play in the games. As soon as he’s comfortable to do that, we’ll get started with that.” ESPN.com

April 6, 2015 Updates

Derrick Rose's return date to the Chicago Bulls' lineup remains unclear with five games remaining. Rose has been taking contact in practice the past week. But coach Tom Thibodeau would not say Monday when he will return from his latest knee operation. He says Rose has not experienced any setbacks and that he just has "to feel comfortable enough to play." He says the star point guard's conditioning is improving. USA Today Sports

April 5, 2015 Updates

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

April 4, 2015 Updates
April 3, 2015 Updates

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

March 31, 2015 Updates

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