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Friday, October 10, 2014

Bulls Injury Update: Derrick Rose sits out practice due to soreness


By on 10/10/2014 11:30:00 AM

The Chicago Bulls lost on Tuesday to the Detroit Pistons by the score of 111-109.  Aaron Brooks and Jimmy Butler led a balanced attack for the Bulls with 18 points each. The Bulls won 48 games last season, despite ranking 30th in the league in scoring. Much of the offensive woes can be attributed to the fact that Derrick Rose missed most of the season due to injury.  Rose played 14 minutes on Tuesday and scored six points, but he sat out practice on Thursday due to soreness.

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As reported by K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune Rose sat out Thursday's practice at the Advocate Center with what is being called "lower-body soreness."  Although Rose has played in both preseason games, he has yet to appear in the second half of a game.

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said the team is taking a conservative approach with Rose and the days off for him have been planned. Rose insists he feels fine and just doesn't want to be overly aggressive in his play at this point.

Rose is a five-year NBA veteran out of Memphis.  He's played only 49 games over the past three seasons and missed all of last year recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee.  In 289 career games, all with the Bulls, Rose is averaging 20.8 points, 6.8 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game.


 
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