Rose Watch Is Earnest Now

Posted by Richard Kagan on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 with No comments
Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls is being withheld from the Dominican Republic exhibition game at Madison Square Garden.  He has not practiced the last two days due to a sore knee.  At first, reports were downplaying the soreness but now the word is out.  Rose has some soreness in one of his surgically repaired knees.

We suspect its the one where had had surgery to repair a Meniscus muscle tear however people who know the game of basketball are not alarmed.  They say, it's typical to have some pain while playing at a high level.  Playing for Team USA is competing at a high level, and those close to the game think this is a good experience for Rose to test out his knees, to pace himself, and not feel that he is the only scorer on the court.  He is not, considering the team also features James Harden, Kyrie Irving, and Stephen Curry playing guard.

But the Rose watch is on.  Can he recover from this discomfort?  Coach K thinks this is not such a big deal. To the Bulls fans in Chicago, it is a big deal.  They want to see a healthy Derrick Rose, who can move like he did before he got hurt.

We don't know the extent of the soreness to the knee and what this means for Derrick.  Will he play in a week?  Right now, no one knows.  His coach, Tom Thibodeau, is an assistant on Team USA, and must be closely monitoring the situation.  This does not sound good for Bulls fans. Hopefully, he is going through pain that comes from really testing the knee in direct competition. Those close to the Team USA say it is better to go through this now, than 3 weeks into the season. Double cross your fingers.