Jan 15, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose (middle) and center Joakim Noah (13) before the game against the Orlando Magic at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Chicago Bulls’ Joakim Noah talks Derrick Rose


On Tuesday, it was revealed that Chicago Bulls’ point guard Derrick Rose likely wouldn’t practice with the Bulls this season.

According to Bulls’ big man Joakim Noah, that hasn’t stopped Rose from working towards that goal.

“He’s doing a lot more than just shooting around,” Noah told Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago. “He’s in the gym non-stop. Just working on his body, getting better, getting better, and that’s what it’s all about. He’s a big part of this team, and he has that mentality of just having no regrets. Just giving everything you got. If you can go, you can go, and if you can’t you did everything you could to make it. That’s what it’s all about.”

Noah wouldn’t talk about whether or not Rose could return to the practice court this season, but did tell reporters he likes having Rose around.

“He’s working really hard,” Noah said. “He’s always around the team. Being a great leader, showing support to his teammates and just watching him work every day. I think it’s just extra motivation for us to go out there and go harder.”

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