Derrick Rose Joins Chicago Bulls For Road Trip to Toronto

By Dan Parzych
(David Banks/USA Today Sports)

The Chicago Bulls have performed well without Derrick Rose so far during the 2012-13 season. They currently hold the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 21-15 record heading into Wednesday. There’s still no timetable for when Rose could be back in the lineup, but it’s always uplifting to receive positive signs that the star point guard could be returning to the court soon.

Rose is traveling with the team once again as Chicago prepares for a Wednesday matchup against the Toronto Raptors. He tore his ACL last in the first round of the 2012 playoffs against the Philadelphia 76ers and this is clearly the type of injury that he doesn’t want to rush.

However, Rose has been doing everything possible within his power to get back to full strength so he can get back to playing on the court before the playoffs get underway in April. When healthy, there’s no question that Rose is one of the best point guards in the league and will always have his name in talks for MVP, so it’s no surprise to see the Bulls anxious to get him back in the lineup.

Then again, as mentioned before, the last thing Chicago wants to do is see Rose rush back to playing too soon and hurt his knee again, forcing him to miss even more time away off the court. Rose has yet to be cleared to participate in full-court practice, but with February right around the corner, a possible Rose return may be sooner rather than later.

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