Derrick Rose has a conundrum on his hands. When doctors medically clear him to resume his career, should he rush back and play for the Chicago Bulls? After all, he did suffer from a torn ACL (via ESPNChicago.com), an injury that can possibly affect how he plays the game of basketball.
The Bulls, in a season filled with little expectations, have struggled without their superstar and former NBA MVP. They have had games that would make one suggest they can compete against the league’s better teams. Then there are those games where you scratch your head and wonder if they will miss the playoffs after reaching the postseason four consecutive years.
This is all happening while Rose has been rehabbing.
Derrick Rose is the Bulls’ best player.
When a team’s best player is saddled with a potential career-altering injury, it changes how that team operates. As of now, the Bulls have operated as a team that is just trying to stay above .500 until Rose returns.
Whether Rose plays again or not is not the question. The question is, when does he play again?
Here are some reasons why Rose should or should not sit out the entire season.