DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau says Derrick Rose is ``not quite'' ready to return from his knee injury.
He says the superstar point guard continues to practice without restrictions but won't play in games until he's ready.
ESPNChicago.com reported Friday that Rose's doctor has cleared him to play. Thibodeau said a decision ``hasn't been finalized yet.''
Asked if Rose would be allowed to play if he felt he was able, Thibdodeau said, ``We'll cross that bridge when we get there. We're just going day by day.'' He was also noncommittal when asked if he expects Rose to play, saying the Bulls are prepared either way.
Rose tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in last year's playoff-opener against Philadelphia.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Knicks trade for Derrick Rose The Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks made a big trade on Wednesday when the Knicks acquired Derrick Rose in a...
Thumbnail 2017 NBA Finals Odds With the NBA Finals now complete, here is a look ahead to which teams will be favored to contend for next year’s championship.
Thumbnail NBA Finals Game 7 Pick It’s all come down to one game. Who will prevail in Game 7 of the NBA Finalsas the Golden State Warriorshost the Cleveland Cavaliersat 8PM ET?
Thumbnail NBA Finals Game 7 Total Pick Will Game 7 of the NBA Finalsbe another high-scoring affair, or will it be a grind out between the Golden State Warriorsand Cleveland...
Thumbnail NBA Finals Game 6 Pick Can the Golden State Warriors get back on track in Game 6 of the NBA Finals or will the Cleveland Cavaliers create...
More inNBA Articles  

NBA Team Pages