A few weeks back, we were told that Derrick Rose was feeling pretty good in his recovery from a torn meniscus and could potentially begin practicing with the team in the coming months.
But that prognosis seems to have been a bit premature as the Bulls don’t believe Rose will practice with the team this season.
Thibs reiterates that Rose probably isn’t going to practice with the Bulls this season — but says he is improving.
Rose ended up practicing with the Bulls quite a bit last season after his ACL operation. It continually lead to speculation that he would return for a playoff run but Rose never did, some suggesting his on-again, off-again return rumors became a distraction.
It’s possible the Bulls are attempting to avoid a similar situation this season (as they’ll likely be in the postseason again) or it’s possible Rose simply isn’t going to be ready to practice with the team.
The former MVP will continue to practice on his own however, just not in organized team practices.
Of course, knowing the Bulls, this is all subject to change in a few weeks/months.