Tough to Tell If Derrick Rose Still Exists

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There are many reasons to be excited about the eventual return of Derrick Rose, from his transcendent athletic ability to his calm leadership to our not having to watch the erratic, vertigo-causing play of Nate Robinson.


But if I had to pick one reason I’ll be happy when Rose steps back onto the court for the Bulls, it would be the end to the drip-drip-drip of “updates’’ about his situation.

For the better part of four months, we’ve had to listen to coach Tom Thibodeau say that Rose is “making progress,’’ the specifics of which have been few and far between. Thibodeau has said the public needs to be patient. He said this so many times that the patient died two months ago from a lack of stimulation.


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