Bulls Players Support Rose on Injury
Chicago Bulls All-Star center Joakim Noah made it very clear Friday where he and his teammates stand on whether or not Derrick Rose should play this season.
The emotional leader of the Bulls said that he didn’t want to put any pressure on Rose and only wanted the former MVP to come back if he was “100 percent.” He wasn’t taken aback Wednesday night when Rose stated he “won’t mind” sitting out the season if he doesn’t really feel he is physically and mentally ready to play.
“It hasn’t changed the whole time,” Noah said. “It’s always been the same thing. I don’t understand why you guys are making a big deal out of it. It’s always been that. He’s always said that if I’m not 100 percent I’m not coming back and we know that for him to come back he needs to be 100 percent, there’s no question about it. We don’t want him to come back if he’s not 100 percent. He needs to be healthy; there’s obviously a bigger picture than just him coming back, it’s about coming back and being able to play and be healthy.”