Bulls' Derrick Rose Plays 5-on-5

The return of Derrick Rose has been closely watched by several fans. His absence in the league has made the Chicago Bulls an unexciting, but winning team. As Rose continues to work back to full health, thoughts about taking the entire season off began to creep up. Now, it seems as though he may be able to return.

Jon Greenburg of ESPN Chicago reports that Derrick Rose participated in 5-on-5 drills during Monday's practice, just as was expected. Bulls' coach Tim Thibodeau and Bulls' center Joakim Noah both made comments on Rose's participation.
"He did what everyone else did," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. "Just a normal practice." 
"He's doing what he should be doing," Thibodeau said. "He's focused on his rehab, doing more and more. We just have to be patient. When he's ready, he'll go."
Joakim Noah smiled after describing Rose's practice participation as "Just a little bit. Not too much."
While it is nice to hear that Derrick Rose is on track for recovery and is beginning to participate in 5-on-5 drills, fans shouldn't discount what Rose said earlier about being "far away" from making this season's debut. Playing 5-on-5 in practice, where teammates will be careful not to be too forceful to further injury him and may provide more space than usual, is much different than playing in a NBA game which contains much more contact and is more physically demanding.

He may be on schedule, but Rose isn't feeling right about where his body is, he may take longer than expected  After all, the long-term goals are much more important short-term, quick return.

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