Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau optimistic about Rose' return


Source : Daily Herald

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau offered some promising news on Derrick Rose’s recovery from ACL surgery. Thibodeau said Rose began doing cuts on the court last week.

He also expressed confidence Rose would play this season. Sometime after the all-star break in February seems to be a reasonable guess.

“Everything is going according to plan,” Thibodeau said before Monday’s game. “He’s not ahead of schedule, he’s not behind schedule. He’s exactly where he should be.

“He’s doing great. You have to be patient with it. He’s been very diligent. He’s in every day. He’s moving along. He started cutting. He’s been shooting for a while now. He feels pretty good, so we just have to be patient.”

When the Bulls head out on the five-game circus road trip this week, Rose is expected to stay at his summer workout base in Los Angeles. The Bulls will spend three days in L.A. later this week before playing the Clippers on Saturday.

“We’re going to do what we think is best for both the team and Derrick,” Thibodeau said. “So on this trip, I like him being in one place, so he may meet us out in L.A., but for him the rehab has to be the priority. For us, it’s a long trip and we’re going to be jumping around, so he’ll be on the trip for part of it; he’ll meet us out in L.A.”

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