Derrick Rose has been cleared to play by doctor’s after he suffered an ACL tear last April in the 2012 NBA playoffs. The Bulls are playing better than what many people expected despite missing the former MVP.
The Bulls tough nosed style of play and head coach Tom Thibodeau have the Bulls in playoff contention. Honestly the Bulls have no shot at competing with the Miami Heat for the Eastern Conference crown, but what they have achieved this season is commendable.
Many people are saying that if Rose suits up for the Bulls they can have a shot a dethroning the Heat. Um…..No! The Bulls lost 4-1 to the Heat in the 2011 Playoffs and that was during a time when the Bulls were at their peak, and the Heat was just scratching the surface. Now that the Heat is in beast mode the Bulls really wouldn’t stand a chance with or without Rose.
For the Bulls sake it is best to keep Rose out until next season. In my opinion I thought the Bulls would have been better off tanking the season and ending up with Shabazz Muhammad or Ben Mclemore to run with D. Rose for the future. It paid off for the Spurs in the 1997 when the Spurs landed Tim Duncan after Admiral David Robinson sat out the season due to injury.
Since the Bulls are anemic on offense they will need D. Rose to be the D. Rose we all know. It sounds good on the surface when people think that Rose can fuel a playoff run, but at this stage of the season his timing would disrupt the team and he would not be in any type of game shape. It is best for Rose to stay in his tailored suit rather than throwing on the Bulls jersey. Memo to Bulls Fans: Why risk further injury for a handful of games, and yea………Everybody can’t be Adrian Peterson!