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.
Derrick Rose has said he is not opposed to still coming back this season. He is working hard every day and trying to be a great teammate as he continues his rehab. Bulls fans would love to hear a final decision, especially with just six games remaining in the regular season.
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.
I had a feeling that if any team could beat the Heat with a handful of injured players, it would be the Chicago Bulls. Their stifling play and hard-nosed defense can win them some tough games. After last night’s win, the Bulls are now 2-1 against the Heat this season. One can only imagine what the game would have been like if the Bulls were at full strength. Many people would say the Bulls would have dominated if they had their full roster, but the same people might not have stepped up and it could have been a completely different game.
With Derrick Rose still out, the Bulls would have a tough time beating the Heat in a seven game series. However, last night’s game proved the Bulls can still hang with the top teams in the league. Before the Heat game, there was speculation that Rose would possibly return, but hours before tipoff, reports confirmed Rose would not play. He says he is still unsure whether or not he will return this year.
The Miami Heat are in Chicago tonight to try and extend their winning streak to 28 games. They have a great chance with Derrick Rose still out and other Bulls’ players with lingering injuries. It would be the biggest win of the year if the Bulls can pull off the upset and end the Heat’s impressive streak. It’ll take a total team effort and they will have to try and shut down leading MVP candidate Lebron James, who has been on a tear during this win streak. If the Bulls have one of their great defensive games, it could be a battle tonight. It will be a grind out game and everyone in Chicago wants to see the Heat’s streak come to an end tonight at the United Center.
Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane said he thinks the Chicago Bulls should shut down Derrick Rose for the rest of the season. Kane says Rose is so young that there is no point in taking the risk of injuring his knee again. He should just sit out the rest of the season and come back completely healthy next season.
I think it is very interesting to see other star athletes commenting on Rose’s return. When you hear other people say he should sit out, you start thinking about it a little more. Kane makes some great points about Rose being a very young player and it is not worth the risk to come back so late in the season. Sitting out would be best so he can come back 100% and help the Bulls contend for a championship, which is not something he could help them with this season.
With Rose’s status for this season still up in the air, I’ve spent my time watching the NCAA tournament. Unfortunately, with the many upsets my bracket isn’t looking the greatest, but I still love watching the games. It has definitely been a nice distraction. Since we all know the Rose questions won’t stop until he returns, I think I’ll just continue watching March Madness because at this point it is much more exciting than following a story that hasn’t had any news in a long time.