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07:26 AM ET 11.25 | Derrick Rose's injury isn't merely dispiriting news for the present, but it clearly affects the future, too. While Rose's absence will add drama to the sputtering start the Bulls have experienced, particularly on top of the week-to-week loss of Jimmy Butler, it should avoid the career- and franchise-altering event of a second torn ACL. Knowing Rose would return, management kept the 2013-14 Bulls intact for one, final championship run. Whether the reshaping of the roster, widely assumed to transpire next summer, will be accelerated could depend on for how long Rose is sidelined. If Rose misses the remainder of the season, attempts to trade Luol Deng, who can walk as an unrestricted free agent next summer, could be accelerated. This much is certain: The Bulls aren't a championship-caliber team without Rose.

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November 25, 2013  07:39 AM ET

Derrick Glass. Should take him 2 years to recover.

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November 25, 2013  08:11 AM ET

Chicago should be looking to a bright (albeit distant) future. When he came back from his left knee injury he claimed that he had gained 5" on his vertical jump. It then follows that on his return from this injury (right knee), he will have gained a whooping total of 10" on his jump. He will be unstoppable.

November 25, 2013  08:29 AM ET

Where Is The Beef, Bros?

November 25, 2013  08:35 AM ET
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Chicago should be looking to a bright (albeit distant) future. When he came back from his left knee injury he claimed that he had gained 5" on his vertical jump. It then follows that on his return from this injury (right knee), he will have gained a whooping total of 10" on his jump. He will be unstoppable.

That's mean but he was the one that was talking... Rose is done as a superstar. Good thing that he already got his max money because he is not getting another one. He will have to really change his game now. It will be tough for a 6'3" guard who didn't have a consistent jump shots. He will have to play the natural PG position when he comes back. He needs to learn to pass the ball more now and set up his teammates. No more kamikaze plays to the basket.

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November 25, 2013  08:51 AM ET
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He needs to learn to WALK now that he has 2 bad knees.I feel bad for the Bulls.Their injury history is not as brutal as Portland's * Bowie/Brandon Roy/Oden.But, this will be the second time they've lost their franchise PG * Jay Williams *, if Rose can't recover.

Crazy that it happened in Portland. That Portland team is getting scary good.

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November 25, 2013  09:00 AM ET

DRose is done. Actually WAS done. I think that first injury never went out of his head, it seemed like he was playing NOT to get hurt again.

When doctors clear you to play, and you are "mentally not ready", there's something seriously wrong.

Anyhow, we can move on from the DRose situation. Hope he recovers well and has a decent career. Chicago, as constructed is done as a contender. Tear down that team now!!

November 25, 2013  09:05 AM ET

"The Bulls aren't a championship-caliber team without Rose."

I've got news for you. The Bulls aren't a championship caliber team anyway

November 25, 2013  09:07 AM ET
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"The Bulls aren't a championship-caliber team without Rose."I've got news for you. The Bulls aren't a championship caliber team anyway

Agreed.
The way this team is constructed they would never get to the finals.
If Booz is your second best player?
Yikes!
What they did need was a Ellis type player next to him, but they failed to do that.
Should have amnestied Boozer, but failed again.
The bulls management has failed Rose, Deng will bolt for sure...

November 25, 2013  09:08 AM ET
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............He needs to learn to pass the ball more now and set up his teammates. No more kamikaze plays to the basket.

He tore his meniscus while playing defense.......

Not passing the ball and "kamikaze plays" had nothing to do with it.

November 25, 2013  09:09 AM ET
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DRose is done. Actually WAS done. I think that first injury never went out of his head, it seemed like he was playing NOT to get hurt again..........

If that's what you think, then plainly.....you haven't been watching (LOL) .....

November 25, 2013  09:12 AM ET
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He tore his meniscus while playing defense....... Not passing the ball and "kamikaze plays" had nothing to do with it.

Maybe so but we're talking about his future. Will you advise him to continue to attack the basket? Falling will add up. Being a natural PG is the simpler play. He is just another RW but now he will be limited. If he doesn't change his game than he won't last in the. NBA.

November 25, 2013  09:12 AM ET
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.......Deng will bolt for sure...

That would've been a good bet before Rose's injury.

Deng is 'salty' over the fact that the Bulls made almost no effort what-so-ever to sign him to an extension during the off-season.

 
November 25, 2013  09:15 AM ET
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Maybe so but we're talking about his future. Will you advise him to continue to attack the basket.........

Yes. That's his game, and even after the ACL injury, he was still capable of playing that style.

If Thibs and Foman (both smarter B-Ball people than anyone on FN) still let him play his style....then he should continue to play his style.

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