(NEW YORK) — The Derrick Rose watch may finally be coming to an end, but without the resolution Bulls fans were hoping for. Chicago’s head coach Tom Thibodeau admitted that Rose will most likely miss the entire postseason.
Rose has yet to play a single minute this season after tearing his ACL during the first round of hte playoffs last year. Doctors have physically cleared him to play but Rose has not felt comfortable enough to get back on the court.
“He’s most likely out but you never know,” Tibodeau said. “The playoffs are stretched out, too, so you have to factor that in. So who knows another week from now where he is? You always want to leave that possibility open.”
Even though Rose is facing pressure to return, the Bulls will not force him to return before he feels comfortable enough to play on his injured knee.
“It’s going to be the same,” Thibodeau added. “We’re not going to change that. It’s gone this far so we’ll see, we’ll see if he can improve.”
Rose was the MVP during the 2010-2011 season, and last season he averaged 21.8 points and 7.9 assists per game.
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