Bulls, Thibodeau Give D. Rose ‘Monday Off’
Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said Derrick Rose sat out the scrimmaging portion of Monday’s practice as part of “planned rest.”
“He did some, the warmup phase,” Thibodeau said. “And we went shorter (Monday). We had a teaching segment that of course he participated in and the warmup phase. But the live stuff, we were planning on giving him (Monday) off.”
Rose, who sat out all last season after left knee surgery, had said he didn’t want to miss any practice time or preseason games if the decision was left to him. By all accounts, Rose has looked dominant thus far in practice.
“With all our players, usually the third day and fifth practice we’re dealing with heavy legs,” Thibodeau said. “We just thought we’d give him (Monday) off. Mentally, he’s sharp so he did his conditioning off the floor. He’ll be ready to go (Tuesday).”