Chicago Bulls' Playoff Hopes Will Suffer With Derrick Rose Out For Season

By Connor Muldowney
Derrick Rose
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It’s that time of year again. The leaves are falling, the weather is getting colder and people have begun to talk about the possibility of snowfall — if you live in the north. However, it’s also an unfortunate time for Chicago Bulls‘ fans for the second consecutive season. November has become the month that Bulls fans dread now because they find out the fate of their hero and superstar point guard, Derrick Rose.

Well, Rose had successful surgery today and should be back on the court — next year. Yes, the Chicago Bulls’ Twitter page has officially announced that Rose is done for the season after a medial meniscus tear in his right knee.

What does this mean for the Bulls other than their superstar’s career might never be the same? The Bulls’ playoff hopes for the 2013-14 season have been severely dashed. Sitting around the .500 mark right now, the current team has little firepower and might not even be considered a top-six seed in the 2014 NBA playoffs.

Without Rose, this team is lost. They are not the same team as a season ago and it looks like not making the playoffs is a serious possibility. This is the second straight year that Rose will be missing an entire season.

Is Rose’s career close to over? I hope not, but it’s possible.

Connor Muldowney is a columnist for Follow him on Twitter @Connormuldowney, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google. You can also reach him at

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