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Derrick Rose strongly considered return vs. Heat, but won't play

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10:14 PM ET 05.12 | It has been exactly one year since Derrick Rose underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL. That year marks the tail end of the eight-to-12 month period outlined for Rose's recovery, but the Bulls' superstar still has not returned to the court. Rose has come under more and more scrutiny for not returning despite being cleared to practice nearly three months ago. However, it's looking like a near certainty that Rose will not return until next season, even though he and the Bulls have both kept the door open for a comeback this year. CSN Chicago's Aggrey Sam reports that Rose did "strongly consider" returning for the Bulls' second-round playoff series against the Heat, but the former MVP decided against it and will not play in the series. This is a fact that Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau is aware of.

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May 12, 2013  10:20 PM ET

There was a whole separate thread for this? Just to tell us that he "strongly considered" it. You've got to be kidding me.

May 13, 2013  05:30 AM ET

Just buzz off dude, take a chill pill. Your teammates did all this w/o you, atleast respect that and just NOT talk. We all know you wussed out this year, but whatever, just don't talk anymore this season please. Let your teammates shine for their accomplishment.

May 13, 2013  06:11 AM ET

Rose is a punk. I've lost a lot of respect for him. He's been cleared to play for MONTHS, but refuses to work. He's living the high life, collecting millions of free dollars while sitting on his butt.

Sitting on his butt, getting richer and refusing to work while his teammates who actually have HEART are out there fighting hard against a healthier, deeper team. Rose needs to get his butt on the court or just file for retirement now. Play or get lost.

May 13, 2013  02:09 PM ET

And so's yer mother!!

 
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