Derrick Rose will have ‘no hard limit’ on playing time, but Bulls remain cautious
It’s been roughly 17 months since Derrick Rose last played an NBA game, and the wait has been excruciating. If it weren’t enough to see one of the most spellbinding players in the league relegated to sideline formal wear, the endless conjecture (and, eventually, heavy criticism) didn’t help matters. Even in a league filled with stars, Rose’s game was sorely missed and his return anxiously awaited.
But it’s not yet clear what can be immediately expected of Rose, given his lengthy absence. Chicago GM Gar Forman was made available at Bulls Media Day, and noted that — via K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune – he hopes Rose will be able to log minutes in each of the team’s preseason games. Beyond that, he observed only that there was “no hard limit,” on his start guard’s playing time for this season, per Sean Highkin of USA Today. Yet Forman also acknowledged that Rose’s situation would have to be monitored and evaluated on a day-to-day basis — a point reiterated by the other principals involved.