HoopsHype Derrick Rose rumors

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But all along, the Bulls and Rose expressed hope he could return to the practice court before season’s end. And coach Tom Thibodeau said after Wednesday’s practice at the Berto Center that Rose has begun participating in non-contact drills. This always has been part of the plan. “He’s moving along fine,” Thibodeau said. “He has picked it up a little bit. But there’s still no contact. He’s out for the year, but he’s doing well.” Chicago Tribune

Rose’s rehabilitation has gone smoothly, and he has been gradually increasing his running and individual workouts over the last several weeks. Performing non-contact drills with teammates is consistent with Rose being around more during this rehabilitation, which is less rigorous and time-consuming than recovering from ACL surgery. Chicago Tribune

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Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau says star Derrick Rose has been participating in non-contact drills in practice as he tries to work his way back from his second major knee injury. Thibodeau also told reporters at practice Wednesday that the former MVP point guard will not play again this season, something the organization has said several times since he went down. USA Today Sports

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After all the surgeries, he missed three of the next four years, so you can understand why Walton has empathy for what the NBA has gone through lately, this season with Derrick Rose, Kobe Bryant, Rajon Rondo, Al Horford, etc., etc., all missing chunks of games with major injuries. Then there's Greg Oden, too often compared to Walton and not because they both were celebrated big men selected first overall by the Blazers. "I've been there," Walton said, quietly. "It hurts me to see that, to see them go through, to an extent, what I went through, to know these talented young men must deal with factors beyond their control, and also to see how it has affected a game that I love so much." SportsonEarth

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With less than a month until the regular season comes to an end, it would seem that time would be running out on Derrick Rose being a full participant in returning to practices with his Bulls teammates. That doesn’t mean playing with USA Basketball this summer is out of the question. If anything, it’s still very much in play and something both Rose and coach Tom Thibodeau want to see happen. “He’s doing fine, he’s doing a little bit more, but he’s nowhere near to practicing,’’ Thibodeau said after the Wednesday shootaround. “At this point, maybe he’ll get a couple practices at the end, but we just want him to lock into the rehab and making sure he’s 100 percent healthy.’’ Chicago Sun-Times

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Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau maintains that rehabbing point guard Derrick Rose is "nowhere near ready" to practice, but Rose is starting to do a little more on the court as he recovers from a torn meniscus in his right knee. "He's basically about the same," Thibodeau said. "He's doing a little bit more, a little bit more running now. But he's still nowhere near ready to practice. But he's doing well. His spirit's strong, body feels good, so just keep concentrating on the rehab, be a great teammate, and that's what he's doing." ESPN.com

Joakim Noah doesn't want your "MVP" chants, Chicago. Following the Chicago Bulls' 95-88 overtime victory over the Miami Heat Sunday, Bulls.com's Chuck Swirsky (h/t Beyond The Buzzer) asked the big man about Noah-specific "MVP" chants that rang throughout United Center. Noah's response was predictably unpredictable. "I don’t like it," he said. "No, I don’t like it." Um, why? "Because our MVP is not playing. We have one MVP, and that's Derrick Rose. And it’s not about MVPs, it’s about rings, and one day I hope that we can get one here." Bleacher Report

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Derrick Rose, who is out for the season after tearing his meniscus just 10 games into the season, was shown on the ESPN broadcast watching the Bulls-Knicks game at the United Center from the tunnel with his toddler son, P.J. Jeff Van Gundy, who was calling the game, wasn’t shy from cracking a joke about the former MVP who has missed nearly 2 full seasons in a row because of knee injuries. “You see Derrick Rose…with the cutest little guy. I hope he has better knees than his dad.” beyondthebuzzer.com

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