According to an ESPNChicago.com report, Chicago Bulls’ guard Derrick Rose probably will not return for postseason play. It is huge news that did not particularly stun Bulls’ fans. Although there were faint hopes of Rose playing before training camp begins next season, the mere thought of seeing him on the basketball court now would be a sight for sore eyes.
If Derrick Rose were to make his season debut in the playoffs, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau would have some adjustments to make. How would his return affect the rest of his team?
Thibodeau's words (via ESPNChicago.com) with reporters echoed a final gasp of optimism.
He's most likely out but you never know. The playoffs are stretched out, too, so you have to factor that in. So who knows another week from now where he is? You always want to leave that possibility open.
The notion that a few players would have to completely alter their games is far-fetched, yet a few changes must happen.