Nov 16, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose (1) on the bench during the second half against the Indiana Pacers at the United Center. Chicago won 110-94. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bulls Rumors: Derrick Rose may only play 70 games

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The Chicago Bulls are looking at this season with a lot of hope as the team went out and added two huge pieces to their team and cut out an expensive one in Carlos Boozer.

All of this was an attempt to finally field a championship worthy roster and the additions of Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic have gotten fans excited about this upcoming season. But while the new additions are nice, the Bulls need Derrick Rose to be able to walk five steps without screwing up his knees — which is apparently a lot easier said than done.

NBA expert Moke Hamilton from SNY.tv and Basketball Insiders believes that if Rose is healthy all season long, then missing 12 games to make sure he stays fit is probably a good route to travel.

This is a fair assessment of what the Bulls are likely to do with Rose, but this is all contingent on his knees now blowing out before he can even get through 10 games, let along 70.

Back in the 90s, the Bulls famed ‘Quest for 70′ was all about winning games but in 2014-15, the Quest for 70 is all about Derrick Rose playing as full as season as he can.

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  • Leroy Boyd

    So now the articles are about how many games the Bulls will play Rose damn what next his shots

  • Julie CzerwinWeaver

    I need to join Bulls Anonymous. I am behind on my college studies because I am reading this Fansided/Pippenpeoples, I have been obsessed with the Bulls since 2008. Really obsessed. I hear people in the bar mention Basketball, and I want to jump in and just tell them like it is, with that said, I have no life.
    But as far as Rose, I know you have to write a story and it is a nice prediction, However, think back to Dunleavy getting his head clocked and getting stitches..Coach Thibs recalls Dunleavy coming out and saying, “I’m ready to play..Coach says, “Your ready? I’m ready! Go Play!”

    So, we have all seen Noah begging to go back in, and I remember Rose doing the same years ago (hehe). We all know that the front office is overloading Thibs with scoring that he is almost having no choice but to change his strategy a little. We have scorers now so Thibs may have to give up a defensive play to get a bucket. This is the year of the changing Thibs-a little. The front office is giving him what we need and it is up to him to utilize our players accordingly.
    If that means Kirk needs to come in with Noah, Mc Dermott, Mirotic and Gibson…..Hey…lets do it :)