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Rose’s return is being hamstrung by hamstrings

During the first quarter of today’s Bulls-Lakers game, ESPN’s Doris Burke reported that Derrick Rose’s hamstrings — and not his surgically-repaired left knee — are delaying his return. Rose has been taking part in full-contact practices for a month and the big “news” on Friday was that he’s been medically cleared to play (although that […]

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And now Taj Gibson is down

The Basketball Gods giveth…and they also taketh away. To wit: The good news of Derrick Rose dunking in warm-ups (click here for video) has been tempered by an injury to somebody else. ESPNChicago’s Nick Friedell writes: “An MRI on Taj Gibson’s left knee revealed a sprained MCL on Monday, according to a league source. The […]

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Derrick Rose is doing 5-on-5 drills

Jon Greenberg of ESPNChicago writes: Derrick Rose checked off another box for a possible return to action. He practiced five-on-five for the first time this season on Monday afternoon. Rose had been cleared for regular contact for weeks, but the Bulls’ first post-All-Star break practice gave the team a chance for a full scrimmage at […]

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Derrick Rose not returning any time soon

Many people — myself included — suspected Derrick Rose might return from left knee surgery late this month or early next month. That now seems very unlikely. During a Monday interview with USA TODAY Sports, Rose said: “I don’t have a set date [for my return]. I’m not coming back until I’m 110 percent. Who […]

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Joakim Noah and Luol Deng are All-Stars

It’s official: Joakim Noah and Luol Deng have been selected as reserves for the Eastern Conference All-Star team. Deng will be making his second straight trip to the ASG. He’s currently averaging 17.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists with a Player Efficiency Rating (PER) of 15.2. He currently leads the league in minutes per game […]

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Bulls Player Updates: December 11, 2012

Hinrich to Face Clippers: K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune writes: After sitting out the second half of Saturday’s victory over the New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich practiced fully on Monday and will play in Tuesday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers. Hinrich said he hyper-extended his left elbow to the point it […]

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Derrick Rose’s rehab has progressed

Even as the Bulls prepare to face the division rival Indiana Pacers tonight, good news has arrived in the form of Derrick Rose actually sprinting in bursts at practice. But wait. There’s more. There are rumors he could be only weeks away from actually practicing with the rest of the team. According to an unnamed source: […]

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