Point guard Derrick Rose has been medically cleared to play basketball, but his legs are still not where they need to be in order to play a live game. Rose told Doris Burke of ESPN that he’s been practicing for over a
month now, but his hamstrings are “on fire” afterwards.
Rose also added that he won’t feel comfortable playing until he’s ready to explode off of one leg for a dunk, instead of with two.
His coach, Tom Thibodeau said, “We'll cross that bridge when we get there. For us right now the guys that are playing have to concentrate on their improvement and our next opponent. Derrick has to concentrate on his rehab. And until that changes that's the way it has to be and that's the way we're approaching it."
With just 6 weeks left of the regular season, it’s very possible that Rose may be playing by then; a secret weapon that the Chicago Bulls would gladly welcome for the playoffs.