The Chicago Bulls are one of the teams contending in the East, but many think that they need Derrick Rose back 100% to truly contend. As D. Rose plots his return the Bulls float around the middle of the East. Can Loul Deng and crew hold afloat long enough?
Well, according to sources they may have to wait a little longer. Rose’s return is not imminent:
Derrick Rose has no target date for his debut this season, adding that he won’t return until he’s 110 percent.
“I don’t have a set date,” he said. “I’m not coming back until I’m 110%. Who knows when that can be? It can be within a couple of weeks. It could be next year. It could be any day. It could be any time. It’s just that I’m not coming back until I’m ready.” Rose said that “right now” he’s “probably in the high 80s” when asked to give a percentage, adding that he is “far away” from a return. Rose is expected to return this season, but it’s looking more and more likely his absence could creep all the way into March.