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Bulls GM Gar Forman said there's "no question" Derrick Rose (knee) will come back and be 100 percent."

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Derrick Rose (knee surgery) will not return this season, but he has recently been going through non-contact portions of the Bulls' practices.

This is an encouraging update on Rose's progress after knee surgery, but it shouldn't trigger any theories about a surprise return in the playoffs -- Rose isn't planning to play competitively until the summer.

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Derrick Rose (knee surgery) will not return for the 2013-14 playoffs.

The Bulls have already said that Rose would not return this season, but coach Tom Thibodeau was posed with the question again on Monday. "No," Thibodeau answered. "He's doing a little bit more, he's coming along (and) doing some things in practice. But he's out for the year." Rose is aiming for a return at this summer's World Cup of Basketball, so unless owners are in leagues that give out extra points for international competitions, any discussion of his fantasy value will have to be put on hold until the 2014-15 season.

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Derrick Rose (knee surgery) is hoping he'll be healthy in time for this summer's World Cup of Basketball.

"If my leg is feeling healthy and I'm there, I'm all in," Rose said about Team USA. "Of course I want to play for that team. Playing for that team [in the summer of 2010], I think it helped the year I won MVP, just getting in a groove. So I'm excited if I am able to play in it." Like the Bulls, fantasy owners who own the 25-year-old in dynasty leagues are probably cringing at the thought of Rose risking injury in anything but an NBA game. However, Rose still hasn't been cleared to practice by the Bulls, so this could be a bit of wishful thinking by the former MVP.

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Derrick Rose (knee) has been doing more running but is "not close right now," Tom Thibodeau said on Monday,

Coach Thibodeau has probably had it with answering Rose questions by now and he won't be returning to game action during the regular season. Rose does have a chance to join some practices, so he should be as 100 percent as he can be for next season.

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Derrick Rose (knee) has been doing some running on an anti-gravity treadmill.

Coach Tom Thibodeau said multiple times Rose will not play again this season, so this news doesn't impact his outlook until next year. The former MVP' should be good fine for 2014 draft season, but there will obviously be a ton of risk involved.

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Derrick Rose (knee surgery) is not targeting a possible return for the 2014 playoffs.

Rose had seemingly kept the possibility of a return open when he last spoke to the media on December 6th, but doesn't seem to think that's a possibility anymore. "I'm not keeping it [playing] open," Rose said. "I just said right now I haven't thought about it. I can't think about it right now. I'm not running yet. When I get off the Alter G [anti gravity treadmill], that's when I'll consider coming back." We'll be updating Rose's rehab as it progresses, but any owners who were holding out hope for a return this season can close the door on those dreams.

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Derrick Rose (knee) said on Wednesday he is still not running yet.

He said his rehab for his meniscus tear is going well, but he has no idea on how long he'll be out. "I'm not keeping it open," Rose said about the idea of possibly returning. "I haven't thought about it. I can't think about it right now." He's likely out for the year, but is hoping to play in Team USA camp over the summer.

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Derrick Rose (knee) is not expected to practice at all with the Bulls this season.

Rose did practice a ton with the Bulls last season as he came off his ACL tear, but never got into a game. This time around, he won't even mess around with that. Rose, who is out for the year thanks to his latest knee surgery, is just getting shots up with teammates after practice.

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Derrick Rose was selected to Team USA's 28-player pool for the next three summers and may play in this summer's World Cup of Basketball.

After Thursday's selection, Rose said, "I'm looking forward to getting back on the court this summer and having the chance to represent our country." While that statement doesn't affect Rose's 2013-14 fantasy season, his dynasty league owners and Bulls management can't like it one bit. It's great to see that he's feeling healthy enough to make statements about potentially playing for Team USA, but a full summer of grueling international competition might not be the best thing in terms of his rehab for the 2014-15 NBA season.