Saturday, February 18, 2012

Derrick Rose out vs. Nets

When the Bulls face the Nets this afternoon, they will be without point guard Derrick Rose again.

It will be the 10th game this season that Rose has missed and fifth in a row.

"I'm feeling decent," Rose said, per KC Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. "We're just trying to be smart, make sure the pain is totally gone."

"Derrick did a little bit more, but we’re going to wait and see how he feels (Sunday)," coach Tom Thibodeau said. "He’s getting closer and closer. He’s responding well to everything, his treatment, his increased workload. We just want to be patient."

After today, the Bulls have two more games, both at home, before the All-Star break: Monday (vs. Atlanta) and Wednesday (vs. Milwaukee). They don't return to action until Tuesday, February 28th.

It would make sense to let Rose use the next 10 days to recover instead of risking it against the Hawks or Bucks.

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