07:03 AM ET 05.13 | When it comes to the math on Derrick Rose's recovery, it's important to note the clock didn't start ticking on the date of his injury. [The] eight-to-12 month recovery timetable given by Bulls team physician Dr. Brian Cole related to the date of his surgery. Rose's torn knee ligament was repaired last May 12, which was a year ago Sunday. ... Despite erroneous reports that he was set to dress for Game 3, according to a person with knowledge of the situation, the former league MVP won't return to the court in the series, something [Tom Thibodeau] is aware of. However, at the outset of the second round, Rose did strongly consider coming back, but ultimately decided against it, another source said.