Bulls Fans Rejoice: Derrick Rose Returns Tonight
By Jim Bochnowski in News on Apr 8, 2015 4:45PM
Your prayers and devotions at the Holy Shrine of the Emergency Turnoff of the Kennedy Expressway have been answered. Per Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau, Derrick Rose will make his triumphant return to the court for tonight's game against the Orlando Magic.
Thibodeau said barring setback, Rose will play vs. Magic.— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) April 8, 2015
After undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on Feb. 27, Rose was given a four to six week timetable for return. In his absence the Bulls have played decidedly average basketball, winning and losing ten games. In an effort to work him back into shape, Rose will be limited to twenty minutes of actual game time tonight. As Thibodeau says, though, "[Rose] just being there is a plus for our team. I'm not expecting him to play 35 minutes, score 30 points. Play to your strengths, cover up your weaknesses, make your teammates better. That's all I want him to do."
However pleasant a surprise this is, we should give the real credit for breaking the news to the mother of Rose's son, who posted the following to her Instagram on Monday.