Derrick Rose: ‘I Don’t Mind Missing This Year’

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Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(BOSTON) — Derrick Rose may not be as close to a return as the Bulls thought.  Rose said on Wednesday night that there is a chance he may sit out the entire season.

“I really don’t know,” Rose said, who continues to recover from a torn ACL in his left knee. “I’m feeling good, but like I said, if it’s where it’s taking me a long time and I’m still not feeling right, I don’t mind missing this year.”

But is there a chance he could still lace them up before seasons end?

“I would love to,” he said. “I would love to. That’s why I approached my rehab and my workout so hard. I’m trying to get back on the court as quickly as possible, but if I have anything lingering on, it’s no point.”

Rose has been sidelined since successful knee surgery on May 12 and said he has a hard time being able to elevate on the court.

“Being able to dunk,” Rose said. “I can’t dunk, man. I know if I can dunk off stride, I know I’ll be out there playing, but I can’t.”

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