|Dec. 13 10:19 PM PT11:19 PM MT12:19 AM CT1:19 AM ET6:19 GMT14:19 11:19 PM MST1:19 AM EST10:19 UAE07:191:19 ET12:19 AM CT4:19 - Rose scored a season-high 31 points with five assists in the Bulls' 115-106 win over Portland on Friday.
Analysis: Rose's performance was his best of the season, and surely made Bulls fans feel better after his myriad of injuries.
|Nov. 25 7:03 PM PT8:03 PM MT9:03 PM CT10:03 PM ET3:03 GMT11:03 8:03 PM MST10:03 PM EST7:03 UAE (+1)04:0322:03 ET9:03 PM CT1:03 - Rose made a triumphant return to the hardwood Friday in Beantown.
Analysis: Rose scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half - 12 coming early in the third quarter - to help the Bulls pull away for a 109-102 win over the Boston Celtics. He caused a sensation in the Windy City among the Bulls faithful when the oft-injured guard exited Tuesday's game at Denver due to left hamstring tightness. "The confidence is through the roof," he said.
|Nov. 15 12:14 PM PT1:14 PM MT2:14 PM CT3:14 PM ET20:14 GMT4:14 1:14 PM MST3:14 PM EST0:14 UAE (+1)21:1415:14 ET2:14 PM CT18:14 - Rose returned Monday and scored 18 points and handed out five assists.
Analysis: Rose strained his left hamstring in the Bulls' 100-93 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Nov. 13 when he slipped and fell on a drive late in the fourth quarter.
|Nov. 13 5:57 PM PT6:57 PM MT7:57 PM CT8:57 PM ET1:57 GMT9:57 6:57 PM MST8:57 PM EST5:57 UAE (+1)02:5720:57 ET7:57 PM CT23:57 - Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau says it's unfair to criticize guard Derrick Rose's plan to manage his injury-ravaged body, promising that the former MVP "is going to be special again" as he returns from two serious knee surgeries. Thibodeau says Thursday he thinks "everyone has to take a step back and be patient and let him go through this process."
Analysis: Rose, the 2011 NBA MVP, said Tuesday that his decision to sit out several games already this season is partially based on ensuring he has a healthy life ahead, explaining that he doesn't want to be sore when attending post-retirement meetings, or his young son's college graduation. Those comments led some to say that Rose's focus ought to be on doing whatever is necessary to help the Bulls compete for an NBA title this season, rather than his long term future.
|Nov. 13 8:18 PM PT9:18 PM MT10:18 PM CT11:18 PM ET4:18 GMT12:18 9:18 PM MST11:18 PM EST8:18 UAE05:1823:18 ET10:18 PM CT2:18 - Rose scored 20 points before leaving with a sore left hamstring in Thursday's 100-93 victory over Toronto.
Analysis: Rose, who said he'll treat the injury with ice and muscle stimulation, also said it was too early to say whether he'd be ready for Saturday's home game against Indiana. "He'll be evaluated when we get back (to Chicago)," coach Tom Thibodeau said. "They'll make sure everything is good. He says he just tweaked it and everything is fine."
|Nov. 7 5:18 PM PT6:18 PM MT7:18 PM CT8:18 PM ET1:18 GMT9:18 6:18 PM MST8:18 PM EST5:18 UAE (+1)02:1820:18 ET7:18 PM CT23:18 - Rose had 24 points and seven assists in his return to the lineup, and the balanced Chicago Bulls beat the Detroit Pistons 102-91 on Monday night.
Analysis: Rose was 9 for 20 from the field in 32 minutes after being sidelined for two games by sprained ankles. The 2011 NBA MVP had missed four of the previous five games after he was injured in a 114-108 overtime loss to Cleveland on Oct. 31.
|Nov. 1 9:29 PM PT10:29 PM MT11:29 PM CT12:29 AM ET4:29 GMT12:29 9:29 PM MST11:29 PM EST8:29 UAE05:290:29 ET10:29 PM CT2:29 - Rose is ready to return from an ankle injury and will start for the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Analysis: Rose, who missed most of the past two seasons because of serious knee injuries, sat out the Bulls' previous two games with sprains in both ankles. His playing status was unclear even a few hours before first tip on Wednesday, as Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said Rose would be evaluated after he went through pregame warmups.
|Aug. 20 3:40 PM PT4:40 PM MT5:40 PM CT6:40 PM ET22:40 GMT6:40 3:40 PM MST5:40 PM EST2:40 UAE (+1)00:4018:40 ET5:40 PM CT21:40 - Rose is sitting out the U.S. national's team exhibition game against the Dominican Republic on Wednesday night, with coach Mike Krzyzewski saying he wants to look at other guards.
Analysis: Rose has sat out the last two practices as he works his way back into shape after sitting out most of the last two seasons, though there has been no indication from the Chicago Bulls star or U.S. officials that he is hurting. Rose said after Tuesday's practice he just wanted extra rest. Rose started the Americans' exhibition game against Brazil on Saturday. The team still has 16 players on the roster and must get down to 12 before the Basketball World Cup.