Derrick Rose did not appear for Chicago Bulls practice on Saturday, according to a report.
Rose's absence on Saturday likely was not excused, as Bulls management has put pressure on him to return from his torn ACL, according to sources.
The consternation has arisen because a report has surfaced that Rose has been medically cleared to return to action.
Rumors that he’s being pressured to play have surfaced as well, even though Rose has told the team he doesn’t feel ready to take the court just yet.
Add in his brother’s comments from a couple of weeks back, and we have the makings of a full-blown controversy.
cool, play next year and we will start paying you again then..poof, injury healed..this is the type of narcissism that hurts the NBA
quote:I agree. It seems like this has been more of a mental thing with Rose for a while now.
I do question that they have to almost beg a guy to get back on the court but if youre the Bulls, why do you want to force him back out there for this season anyway? Hed likely be too rusty and cautious to win you anything this season, just let him come back next year
They might as well just let the guy work towards next year. If the Bulls are being real with themselves, they know they aren't beating Miami even with Rose. We already saw how that matchup played out, with a healthy Rose.
I know no two injuries are the same but Shumpert tore his ACL the same day as Rose and he's been back for months.
I definitely think he should just sit out the year. They aren't winning the title with or without him.