Posted July 19, 2013

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau says Derrick Rose will play normal minutes in the preseason

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Tom Thibodeau plans to use Derrick Rose regularly in the preseason. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Tom Thibodeau plans to use Derrick Rose regularly in the preseason. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said star point guard Derrick Rose will begin the preseason by playing normal minutes with the starting rotation, according to an ESPNChicago.com report.

Thibodeau said he expects Rose to play in eight-minute shifts with the rest of the starters once the preseason begins and Thibodeau will add to Rose’s minutes depending on how Rose’s knee reacting to the minutes. Rose missed all of last season after undergoing ACL surgery on May 12, 2012 but Rose recently said he will be ready for the first game of the season.

Thibodeau said he he expects Rose to have some rust in his return to the Bulls but pointed out that Rose has spent a lot of time working on his shooting. The Bulls will play the first-ever NBA game in Brazil when they travel to Rio for a preseason game against the Washington Wizards on October 12.

Thibodeau commented on Rose’s return:

“He’ll play like he normally would in the preseason. Usually we start off with eight-minute segments for the starters, first and third period, and we’ll build from there. We’ll see what he can handle. I think there’s going to be some rust initially, but I fully expect him to get back to (being) the player we all know that he is.”

 

 


12 comments
Da_Instigator
Da_Instigator

Rose should move to the WNBA.  It should be a fairly simple transition for him.

SeanHHS
SeanHHS

How much of the country lost respect for Rose after he decided not to come back when his team needed him the most? 

JoeNash
JoeNash

You sure he is READY?

GeorgeBroze
GeorgeBroze

Big deal. He was cleared to play but wouldn't help his team in the playoffs. Everything he does from here out will have the impact of playing in the preseason.


Chris8
Chris8

I feel like I should know who Derrick Rose is.  Almost as if... it were the name of a basketball player.  But that can't be right.  The only Derrick Rose I know of was just some guy sitting courtside.

SeanHHS
SeanHHS

Speaking of the Bulls, who thinks the Cubs can win by 2025?

bysia
bysia

"Rose is getting ready in time for the 2015 season."

-Sources 

Grandmaster
Grandmaster

Rose will not play again. He is a coward.

NoThanksESPNFacebook
NoThanksESPNFacebook

Derek Rose said he would be back at the start of the season. He never said which season though.