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08:41 AM ET 03.11 | Bulls point guard Derrick Rose remains out, and there may be a new development in just why that's the case. ESPN's Doris Burke spoke with the former MVP before Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers and reported that although Rose has been taking full contact in practice for well over a month, his hamstrings are "on fire" after those workouts. Rose added that he won't return to the court until he's past those issues. A team source told ESPNChicago.com on Friday that one reason why Rose has been hesitant to play despite being medically cleared is because he still is struggling to dunk the same way off his surgically repaired left knee.

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March 11, 2013  08:48 AM ET

In other words Rose still doesn't have faith in himself. Best to take it easy on his comeback.

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March 11, 2013  09:36 AM ET
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When I play, my hammys are on fire and I can't dunk either.....That's crazy....me and drose are at the same point in our careers:)

And you have a bigger entourage.

March 11, 2013  09:48 AM ET
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And you have a bigger entourage.

But you definitely have the bigger schnoz.....

March 11, 2013  09:54 AM ET

(In my alicia keys voice) HAMSRINGS ARE ON FI-RE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

March 11, 2013  09:55 AM ET
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(In my alicia keys voice) HAMSRINGS ARE ON FI-RE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good one.. But what the heck is hamsrings...?

March 11, 2013  09:57 AM ET

Here we go with more Rose drama. First he's out for the season, then he's coming back. Then he's not coming back, then he is again. Make up your mind already and if there is nothing certain...SHUT UP.

This guy is a drama queen.

March 11, 2013  10:14 AM ET

That is the media speculating or the NBA.... Rose has always stuck with he wont return until he was 100%....

March 11, 2013  10:19 AM ET

Shut It Down, Bro.

March 11, 2013  10:20 AM ET

Agreed....

March 11, 2013  10:20 AM ET
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Here we go with more Rose drama. First he's out for the season, then he's coming back. Then he's not coming back, then he is again. Make up your mind already and if there is nothing certain...SHUT UP.This guy is a drama queen.

He has spoken to the media TWO times since he was hurt last year. What is so dramatic about that? It's not Rose who is doing all this speculating. It's the media and us (fans). He's maintained his same stance from the beginning.

March 11, 2013  10:43 AM ET
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Good one.. But what the heck is hamsrings...?

the rings that Derrick Ham wears, clearly.

March 11, 2013  11:08 AM ET

Like Magic said yesterday, don't come back until YOU are ready. You have to be both physically and mentally 100%

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March 11, 2013  11:23 AM ET
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maybe he should be more forthcoming then...get out in front of the speculationHe's not just some bench scrub afterall-hi IS the frainchise

I don't really understand why he should be more forthcoming. He has said he will come back when he is 100% ready to go. That's very straightforward. There has been not one complaint about Rose from the Bulls concerning his handling of things. None of his teammates are complaining and neither is the management (Reinsdorf has stated multiple times that he would prefer Rose sit out the year). It's only the media and fans. Two groups of people who will NEVER be happy no matter what you do. Just ask Howard...who everyone says talks TOO much.

March 11, 2013  11:42 AM ET

Thank you!

So Doc wants Rose to shut up, and jgb wants him to be more forthcoming...

Doc - listen to Rose (he's shut up about it)
jgb - listen to Rose's brother (he's forthcoming enough for the both of them)

The Bulls players, management and fans all want him to wait until he is ready, the only people upset are the haters.

March 11, 2013  11:49 AM ET

Anyone who has had ACL surgery and a meniscus tear knows that recovery can take time. Hamstring tightness/pain is really common. It is actually the meniscus tear that is more bothersome going forward than the ACL. It will take time and let's be honest - he may never be the same.

 
March 11, 2013  12:11 PM ET
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And you have a bigger entourage.

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