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Derrick Rose | Guard

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/4/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 190
College: Memphis
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Derrick Rose (knee) said he's pain free and hopes to start taking contact in practice either this week or next week.
Rose wouldn't commit on a return date, but said that the process has been smooth and added that he hasn't experience any swelling. "I don't have it," Rose said. "I don't have any. So that's a good sign. The swelling is gone. So it's all about just getting on the court." While Rose may get himself back for the Bulls' last three or four regular season games, owners in standard fantasy leagues will want to avoid the uncertainty here. Mar 26 - 10:10 AM

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Derrick Rose (knee) said that he isn't experiencing any soreness, and he is still planning on returning before the regular season ends.

This is definitely exciting news for the Bulls, and Rose said his rehab is going smooth and he expects to be cleared for full contact sometime this week or the following. However, there is still no known timetable for his return, and fantasy owners outside of keeper leagues will want to avoid this situation because the Bulls will obviously proceed with caution. We will continue to track Rose's progress every step of the way.
Mar 25 - 10:31 AM

Coach Tom Thibodeau said Derrick Rose is close to taking contact in practice.

Thibs still said he still doesn't know when Rose will be back, but he's certainly going to need to go through a practice or two before we have any idea when he'll be back. Fantasy owners can keep Rose on the wire in most leagues because the Bulls will handle his situation very carefully until the playoffs.
Mar 21 - 6:27 PM

Derrick Rose (knee) is still listed as out for Saturday against the Pistons.

He is doing some non-contact stuff in practice and could get a full practice in at some point this month. Fantasy owners shouldn't be too eager in stashing Rose, especially with the fantasy playoffs just around the corner for most owners. Plus, Rose is unlikely to hit the ground running upon his return.
Mar 21 - 4:11 PM

Derrick Rose (knee) participated in all the non-contact portions of Thursday's practice.

This is an improvement from Tuesday's practice in which he was only able to go through some non-contact work, but he's still not close to being able to suit up for any game-time action. At this point in the season, Rose belongs on the waiver wire in most standard re-draft leagues.
Mar 19 - 3:11 PM

Derrick Rose (knee) went through some non-contact work during Tuesday's practice.

Bulls' head coach Tom Thibodeau said that Rose is "on schedule, maybe even slightly ahead," and this is excellent news for the Bulls' championship aspirations. However, Rose is currently at the beginning of the 3-week mark of his initial 4-6 week timetable, so he won't be returning this week. If your team is fighting to make it to the next round of the playoffs, it wouldn't be advisable to have Rose on your roster.
Mar 17 - 1:50 PM

According to head coach Tom Thibodeau, Derrick Rose (knee) has entered the next stage of his rehab and has been able to get up some shots.

Rose still isn't traveling with the team and won't commit to a return date, but this is definitely a step in the right direction. Rose's return won't have a lot of significance in fantasy leagues as the season will be drawing to a close if he returns in early April, but his return would give the Bulls a huge boost leading into the playoffs. For what it's worth, coach Thibodeau maintains that Rose is still on schedule and he fully expects him to return at some point this season. We will continue to track Rose's progress every step of the way, while Aaron Brooks will continue to start at PG for the Bulls and is worth owning for his upside in scoring, assists and 3-pointers.
Mar 11 - 9:55 AM

Speaking to the media during a recent interview, Derrick Rose (knee) would not commit to the initial 4-6 week timetable set by GM Gar Forman.

When Rose was asked directly if he was okay with the organization setting the 4-6 week timetable, Rose responded: "Who cares? I’m not even thinking about that right now. I’m thinking about just getting the most out of every day." He's understandably tired of answering questions about his timeline, but it also wouldn't be shocking to see him sit out for the rest of the regular season. He's an extremely risky guy to own in standard leagues with a maximum nine games remaining for Rose this season.
Source: NBC Sports
Mar 10 - 7:00 PM

Derrick Rose (knee) did some light shooting at the United Center on Monday.

It's a great sign of his progress and actual evidence of him attempting to play this season. Rose is hoping to return in the early part of April and could have two weeks of regular season action before the postseason. Fantasy owners still shouldn't be too attached to stashing Rose because he might only have one week of normal playing time as he essentially uses the end of the regular season to prepare for the playoffs. Aaron Brooks is taking a ton of shots, but he's been a letdown in the majority of games. He's a mediocre player to own now.
Mar 9 - 4:47 PM

Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said Derrick Rose (knee) is still in the initial phases of his rehab process.

Thibodeau added that Rose has been riding a stationary bike, but it doesn't sound like he'll be traveling with the team to Indianapolis or San Antonio. Rose is planning on returning this season, but it's unlikely he'll return in time to make enough a dent in fantasy leagues and can be left on the waiver wire in most leagues.
Mar 5 - 12:05 PM

Derrick Rose (knee) said that he would return this season.

Rose has already started his rehab and all reports have been tremendously positive since his outpatient surgery. While we're likely to get daily Rose updates for however long he's sidelined, it's important to remember that the earliest he'll return is at the back end of March. That doesn't leave a lot of time for him to contribute to fantasy owners looking to win their postseason matchups.
Mar 2 - 9:27 AM

Head coach Tom Thiodeau said that he is confident Derrick Rose will return this season.

"He'll get past this hurdle," coach Tom Thibodeau said. "He has made it through two tough rehabs. This one will be much shorter, and he'll get back to being who he is." Rose is expected to be sidelined for anywhere from 4-6 weeks, and while it would be great to see him back in time for the NBA playoffs, he likely won't return quick enough to impact fantasy leagues. Aaron Brooks hasn't exactly been lighting it up, but he is still worth owing in most leagues as long as he continues to start in Rose's absence.
Mar 1 - 10:40 AM

Derrick Rose (knee) started his rehab on Saturday.

His surgery wasn't nearly as severe as last time, so he's obviously not going to need five months like he did back in the 2013-14 season to allow his torn meniscus to heal. For what it's worth, Metta World Peace needed less than two weeks to return from a torn meniscus earlier in his career, so Rose's 4-6 week timetable is doable. Still, he's not worth owning because the Bulls will likely take it easy on him until the playoffs. Aaron Brooks has been a letdown, but he's still worth a look in standard leagues.
Feb 28 - 2:24 PM

Derrick Rose underwent a meniscectomy on Friday morning, and he is expected to make a full recovery in 4-6 weeks.

Rose is full-weight bearing after undergoing the procedure, and he was able to walk out of the hospital. Rookie Doug McDermott had a similar procedure earlier in the year, and he was able to return to practice in four weeks, so things appear to be moving in a positive direction. If Rose is able to return at the four-week mark, he'll return for the final nine games of the season, however, he sits until the six-week mark he'll only be returning for the final three games of the season. Given Rose's tendency to be on the long-end of his recovery timetable, and the fact his minutes will likely be limited upon his return, owners in all re-draft leagues should probably just drop him at this point. Aaron Brooks will be the starting point guard and primary beneficiary with Rose sidelined.
Feb 27 - 11:34 AM

Bulls Vice President John Paxson said on Thursday that he is hopeful that Derrick Rose (knee) will be able to return this season.

Rose is set to undergo surgery on Friday morning at which point a firm timetable will be established, but the Bulls are hoping that this latest injury is just a minor setback. Owners might as well stand pat for now until we get more details after the surgery, but there is still a good chance that Rose misses significant time. Aaron Brooks will continue to start for the Bulls at PG in the meantime and is worth a look in most leagues.
Feb 26 - 7:58 PM

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PG1Derrick Rose
2Aaron Brooks
3Kirk Hinrich
4E'Twaun Moore
SG1Jimmy Butler
2Tony Snell
SF1Mike Dunleavy
2Doug McDermott
PF1Pau Gasol
2Taj Gibson
3Nikola Mirotic
4Cameron Bairstow
C1Joakim Noah
2Nazr Mohammed