Thibodeau: Derrick Rose ‘Close’ to Return
“Close’’ has become a very vague term as far as any Derrick Rose return talk, but Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau threw it out there once again on Thursday.
Asked if his MVP point guard was moving any closer to taking the court for a regular-season game in hopes of testing out the surgically-repaired anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, Thibodeau said, “Yeah, he’s close, but he’s not going to come back until he’s ready. He feels a lot better, but he’s still not there. You guys that have seen him play, his skillset is power, speed, stop, go, change of direction, so he has to make sure that he’s completely comfortable with that. He’s close, but he’s not quite there yet.’’