Posted September 27, 2013

Derrick Rose will have ‘no hard limit’ on playing time, but Bulls remain cautious

Chicago Bulls, Derrick Rose, Rob Mahoney, Tom Thibodeau
Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose said he is leaving his playing time up to Tom Thibodeau. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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.

6 comments
JonnyDextre
JonnyDextre

In 2011 Drose did not deserve MVP because according to advance player statistics PER he was far behind many players. Media haters gave to anyone but Lebron. This PER number is the best tool to measure MVP performance. When Some media say  he in 2013-2014 will have an MVP season they are respecting other better players

1LeBron James, MIA 27.34

2Dwight Howard, ORL 26.13

3Dwyane Wade, MIA 25.65

4Kevin Love, MIN 24.39

5Kobe Bryant, LAL 23.94

6Chris Paul, NO2 3.76

7Kevin Durant, OKC 23.70

8Russell Westbrook, OKC 23.63

9Derrick Rose, CHI 23.62

10Dirk Nowitzki, DAL 23.52

PatrickBatemanVP
PatrickBatemanVP

"This guy has to suck it up and just play".

-Andrew Bynum

TerrapinStation87
TerrapinStation87

The DRose supporters STILL do not understand that he was MEDICALLY CLEARED to play at the end of last season. Anyone who is still saying things like "people don't understand the extent of this injury blah blah blah " STILL doesn't get it. He was and still is MEDICALLY CLEARED to play. 

ToddBennett
ToddBennett

Bulls fan 1-"Did you heal Luol Deng is near death with infection?"

Bulls fan 2-"So what are you saying, he is questionable for game 7?"


Grandmaster
Grandmaster

But he will always be a coward to me. Luol Deng comes to play and he is near death and Rose could not play when his team needed him most. Please....