Rose “unlikely” to Return to Lineup Friday
Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said Thursday it’s “unlikely” point guard Derrick Rose will make his season debut Friday night against the Golden State Warriors, but Thibodeau did acknowledge that he likes the way Rose continues to progress from a torn left ACL.
“We’ll see (Friday),” Thibodeau said after practice when asked if there was a chance Rose could play. “With him it’s just day to day. He had a good day today, he went hard, did a lot of stuff. But we’ll see.”
Thibodeau was asked if the decision as to whether Rose plays is as simple as the 24-year-old coming up to the coach and saying he’s ready to go.
“We’ll have a better idea as we move along,” Thibodeau said. “The big thing is his improvement and then how he feels the next day.