Although the 25-year-old point guard is making progress, Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters he still has a long way to go in recovery, and is still far from practicing with the team.
"(Things are) basically the same," Thibodeau said. "Doing a little bit more. He's moving along, but nowhere close to practice. He's doing some running. So he's off the (anti-gravity) treadmill. Still on it at times, but his full weight now and doing lateral slides and things like that. But nowhere near even practicing or anything like that."
As reported by Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago, when asked if the Bulls would declare that Rose wouldn't practice again this season, Thibodeau laughed.
"He's out for the season. I don't know what else you guys want," Thibodeau said. "Again, I think that's a step by step thing. He's doing great. He's out for the season. Nothing's changed there. In the end, if he's where it makes sense for him to practice then that's what he'll do. But he's doing great."
The Bulls having been holding their own in Rose's absence as they are 31-26 so far this season, putting them in the fourth spot of the Eastern Conference standings.
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