New York Knicks superstar, Carmelo Anthony, says he wishes people would stop rushing Derrick Rose back. He’ll come back when he’s ready, but continuing to put pressure on him is not going to help the cause. Anthony says he thinks Rose should wait until next season to return, so he is 110% mentally and physically prepared. Anthony joins a handful of athletes who have come out and said to let Rose make the decision himself and to wait until next season to make his awaited return.
The Bulls have been playing well of late without Rose. Last night they ended the Knicks 13-game win streak. Just 16 days earlier, the Bulls ended the Heat’s win streak. Rose isn’t going to lead the Bulls to a championship if he returns this season, but coming back next season when he’s ready will make a much bigger impact for the Bulls and the city of Chicago.
The college basketball season is officially over after the UCONN ladies won their eighth national championship last night by defeating Louisville. People who were using March Madness to keep themselves busy now have to find something else to do. The latest news on Derrick Rose is that he and the Bulls are on the same page with his rehab. He is not rushing back and the team does not want him to rush back. Both parties realize how important he is to the franchise. Although he has not ruled out a return this season, there are only a handful of games before the playoffs start and many people believe Rose should just shut it down and be ready for next season when he could really make a difference for the team.
Bulls’ coach, Tom Thibodeau, said Derrick Rose is “close” to coming back, but there has still been no decision made by Rose. There are only eight games left in the regular season, so if he is going to come back, now would be the time. If he’s not coming back during the regular season, then there is not really a point to make his season debut in the playoffs because he would not be helping the team. The Bulls have had a handful of injuries and getting everyone healthy should be the number one concern, so waiting for next season would be the best bet.
Washington Wizards point guard, John Wall, says he would sit out the rest of the season if he were Derrick Rose. Rose isn’t going to help the Bulls by just playing 20 minutes a game, especially with the playoffs looming. It would be best for him to wait and come back next season when he is actually physically and most of all, mentally healthy.
ESPN writers talk about whether Rose should return this season or wait until next season to begin. Many people, especially Bulls’ fans, are waiting for a definitive answer, but it doesn’t look like one is coming anytime soon.
Former Chicago Bulls guard and current television analyst Greg Anthony said Monday that he believes Derrick Rose will return to the court soon, and that the Bulls are very optimistic about Rose’s return.