HoopsHype Derrick Rose rumors

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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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“He’s out for the season,’’ Thibodeau said when asked again about Rose’s progress. “I don’t know what else you guys want . . . and again, I think that’s a step-by-step thing. He’s doing great; he’s out for the season. Nothing has changed there.’’ Chicago Sun-Times

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"We're going to have a solid, strong roster," he said. "It's way too early to assume who's going to be there. "I've been told that (James) Harden and (Russell) Westbrook want to participate. "Derrick Rose may be somewhat ready to come back at that time." Rose is recovering from a serious knee injury. "But we've got a lot of good, young players - Paul George, Damian Lillard," Colangelo said. "(LaMarcus) Aldridge will be a part of our roster this year. FIBA.com

The East won a wild NBA All-Star game Sunday 163-155 in a game that featured even less defense than usual for an All-Star showcase where record point totals were put up. Sunday’s matchup featured six first-timers, who helped fill the void of perennial All-Stars like Derrick Rose and Kobe Bryant, who have been plagued by injuries this season. Kyrie Irving and Paul George were making their first All-Star starts and helped the East break a three game losing streak. George and Irving are not endorsement stars or household names for non-NBA fans, but prolonged success in the NBA on the national stage can produce endorsement riches unmatched by any other U.S. team sport. The top of the NBA endorsement food chain is led by LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. Both are global superstars who made $42 million and $34 million, respectively, last year from endorsement partners. James has been one of the NBA’s top endorsers since he was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2003. His current partners include Nike, McDonald’s, Coca Cola, Samsung Electronics , Upper Deck, Audemars Piguet and Dunkin’ Donuts. Forbes.com

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“Derrick’s voice (also) means so much to this team,” said Noah of another of his teammates who now knows misfortune and about being dismissed. “I see him talk to Jimmy Butler during a game, to Tony Snell. He talks to me all the time. It gives us confidence. He has that much impact on this tam. His words go a long way. He’s our star player and a good dude. That’s why it’s so hard to see him go down again. But he’s a warrior. He never lets up. The way he’s working now you know our time will come.” Bulls.com

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Rose talked in upbeat fashion Wednesday night about coming back even stronger from his second straigth season-ending injury. Does Thibodeau have any doubts Rose can regain his elite form? "Nope," Thibodeau said. "None." Thibodeau elaborated. "I think one of his great strengths is his attitude," he said. "In the end, this is going to make him even stronger mentally. And that’s probably the biggest thing. I saw the way he responded with the ACL. He has an even greater determination now. And I think that’s going to serve him well." Chicago Tribune

Rose said he contacted Deng, texted Deng and friends of Deng and said he has fond memories of Deng back to when he enjoyed watching him while Rose was a high school player in Chicago. But Rose said he also understood the business nature of the sport. “My feelings go out to him and his family,” said Rose. “I wish him nothing but the best.” Bulls.com

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