Feb 11, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose (1) warms up before their game against the Atlanta Hawks at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose 'nowhere near ready to practice'

Despite the constant speculation about the return of Chicago Bulls’ point guard Derrick Rose, the Bulls continue to tell reporters Rose is not ready to return and will not play again this season.

On Tuesday, Bulls’ head coach Tom Thibodeau reiterated that Rose is out for the season and gave an update on his condition.

“He’s basically about the same,” Thibodeau told Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago. “He’s doing a little bit more, a little bit more running now. But he’s still nowhere near ready to practice. But he’s doing well. His spirit’s strong, body feels good, so just keep concentrating on the rehab, be a great teammate, and that’s what he’s doing.”

Thibodeau also told reporters there is not timetable for his Rose’s return and that he doesn’t “even want to speculate.”

After missing all of the 2012-13 season to rehab from a torn ACL he suffered in the first round of the 2012 postseason, Rose played in just 10 games this season, but was injured again and had to undergo another knee surgery.

Rose averaged 15.9 points, 4.3 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game in those 10 games.

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