It’s been quite some time since we heard Chicago Bulls‘ point guard Derrick Rose’s name mentioned. He has been on the low, away from the spotlight, rehabbing his injured knee. He made one appearance since the surgery to let everyone know he is doing quite well. Now, reports are coming out that he is ready to join the bench and support his Bulls’ teammates and coaches. It’s not the news that fans would like to hear of his return, because they would like him to play, but he will be around.
Coach Tom Thibodeau said recently that Rose is doing fine with his rehab and that his return on the bench will be beneficial for him and the team. Rose just being around the guys should help his confidence and boost team morale. The team needs a jolt of energy from somewhere because they are struggling very badly and Rose could give them that with his presence alone.
He is expected to be “a fixture on the bench” by the middle of January. Some fans are going to look at Rose on the sidelines in a suit and get false hopes once again. Questions will be surrounding him all over again. When will he be able to suit up and play? Is he really going to sit out the entire season? Let’s not get ahead of ourselves and just enjoy Rose being with his guys.
Having Rose on the bench is the right thing for him to do. His teammates will love for him to be around and that is all that matters in the grand scheme of things.