Derrick Rose PG CHI 4 days ago

Rose scored 15 points (4-14 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 5-5 FT) to go along with seven rebounds, nine assists, one steal and one block in 38 minutes Monday in Game 2 against the Bucks.

Rose really struggled in the first half, but stepped up his offense in the second half and hit a big jumper late to help seal the win. Probably the most important part of his line Monday is that he played 38 minutes. Game 3 isn't until Thursday, so he'll have some extra time to rest.

Derrick Rose PG CHI 6 days ago

Rose scored 23 points (9-16 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT) with seven assists, two steals and one block in 27 minutes Saturday in the Bulls' comfortable Game 1 victory over the Bucks.

It was Rose's first playoff game since tearing his ACL against the Sixers in Game 1 in 2012, and he showed signs of his pre-injury self. The 23 points was Rose's highest output since February 12th, but perhaps most encouraging was the fact that Rose hit over 50 percent from the field, the first time he's done that since February 10th.

Derrick Rose PG CHI 1 week ago

Rose (knee) will play Saturday against the Bucks, Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago reports.

Rose was held out of the second half of the regular season finale due to knee soreness, but coach Tom Thibodeau confirmed the point guard will be ready to go Saturday. Thibodeau said both Rose and Joakim Noah, who's also been banged up of late, will play their usual complement of minutes, which should be in the 30-35 minute range.

Derrick Rose PG CHI 1 week ago

Rose did not play in the second half Wednesday against the Hawks due to left knee soreness, ESPN Chicago reports.

This is not the same knee Rose had surgery on earlier in the year and he said he believes he will be ready for Game 1 Saturday against the Bucks. If the Bulls are going to have a deep playoff run, they are going to need this to be a minor bump in the road for Rose.

Derrick Rose PG CHI 1 week ago

Rose will again play four separate segments in Wednesday's regular season finale against the Hawks, KC Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Rose has not been placed on a minutes restriction, but he's yet to play more than 28 minutes in any of his four games since returning from a torn meniscus. He'll likely remain in the 25-30 minute range Wednesday, depending upon how the knee reacts.

Derrick Rose PG CHI 2 weeks ago

Rose scored 13 points (5-13 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT) to go along with three rebounds, seven assists and one steal in 23 minutes Monday against the Nets.

The Bulls won big Monday, so Rose didn't see any increased playing time in this one. He'll have one final game Wednesday against the Hawks to prepare himself for the Bulls playoff run.

Derrick Rose PG CHI 2 weeks ago

Rose will play in four separate segments Monday and could see a minutes bump from the 28 he saw Saturday, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Rose continues to build his minutes as the playoffs approach, but he's expected to be without restrictions once the playoffs begin. Assuming he doesn't suffer any setbacks over the final two games of the regular season, there's no reason to believe that won't be the case.

Derrick Rose PG CHI 2 weeks ago

Rose had his best game since returning from a knee injury three games ago with 22 points (8-19 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 5-7 FT), six rebounds, and eight assists in 28 minutes in the win over the 76ers on Saturday.

Rose has improved in each game since his late-season return. Granted, the competition was the 76ers who did not field a guard that could compete with Rose. He did not record a turnover but continues to struggle from 3-point land (2-of-14, 14.3 percent).

Derrick Rose PG CHI 2 weeks ago

Rose will not be on a minutes restriction in the playoffs, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Rose is currently cranking up his workload as he'll see 24-28 minutes against the Sixers on Saturday. There's always a hint of doubt that Rose will truly be able to take on significant workload, playoffs or not, but he should be held in high regard for playoff formats if the Bulls actually allow him to run free during their postseason campaign.

Derrick Rose PG CHI 2 weeks ago

Rose is expected to play around 24-28 minutes in Saturday's game against the Sixers, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Rose averaged 19.5 minutes over his last two games so it appears that his workload will be increasing Saturday. His minutes limit still makes him a less than desirable option in most formats, especially since he'll head to the bench if he starts to feel any sort of discomfort in his oft-injured knee during the course of the game.