Bulls Players Hopeful Rose Will Return
Taj Gibson said he hasn’t given up hope that Derrick Rose will return to the Chicago Bulls this season.
“We feel like that every day,” Gibson said. “He works out with us, he practices with us and it’s like he never left. But it’s just different when the game comes. We’re still patient knowing that he could possibly play one of the games coming up but until that time we have to just stay sharp and be ready (for) whenever he’s ready to come back.”
Rose is still working his way back from May 12 knee surgery. Sources told ESPNChicago.com in early March that Rose had been cleared medically to play but needed to regain his confidence before he can return to the court.
(Carlos) Boozer still believes there’s a chance Rose will play and that’s why he’s still holding on to the possibility of a return.
“Absolutely,” Boozer said. “I don’t know why we wouldn’t. Absolutely. Because he makes that big of a difference. I’ll put it quite frankly, he makes that big of a difference.”