Thibodeau: Derrick Rose ‘finding his way’
Even though (Derrick) Rose remains on the mend, he participated in most of the practice Monday at the Berto Center. Nobody expects him to be playing at an MVP level against the Pacers on Wednesday and Cavaliers on Thursday as the Bulls try to lock up home-court advantage throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs.
At this point, the best-case scenario involves him returning as close as possible to 100 percent while the playoffs are under way.
“He’s been out a long time,” coach Tom Thibodeau said. “He’s finding his way, like Rip [Hamilton] has finally gotten comfortable after going through the extended period off. Derrick is going through the same thing. What Derrick has done in the past, he’s gotten up to speed very quickly. Hopefully, that will be the case this time around.”