Bulls’ Rose Likely Out for Playoffs
Chicago Bulls Head Coach Tom Thibodeau said Saturday that point guard Derrick Rose would not play in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Brooklyn Nets and was “most likely out” for the rest of the postseason.
Rose, who tore the ACL in his left knee April 28 in the first game of last season’s playoffs, has not played at all this season. While Thibodeau and Rose kept open the option of Rose’s return, it’s become apparent that time is running out.
“He’s most likely out but you never know,” Thibodeau said. “The playoffs are stretched out, too, so you have to factor that in. So who knows another week from now where he is? You always want to leave that possibility open.”