D. Rose Making Progress, Thibs Preaching Patience

Tom Thibodeau says Derrick Rose is ahead of schedule in his rehab, but he's still a long way from practicing

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Derrick Rose is traveling with the Chicago Bulls on their current six-game road trip and videos of him shooting before games have made their rounds on the Internet. According to a report in the Chicago Sun-Times, Rose is said to be ahead of schedule after surgery to repair the torn meniscus in his right knee, but as always, Tom Thibodeau is preaching patience with his star point guard.

“I don’t want to jump to any conclusions, just going step-by-step,” Thibodeau replied when asked about the possibility that Rose could practice at some point this season. “When he handles the next phase, then they’ll move him on to the next one. Just make sure he’s completely healthy, that’s all we’re thinking about.”

When asked what activities Rose is currently able to do, the coach replied, “He can shoot, he’s doing some jogging on a treadmill, he’s coming along. Still got to be patient, go step-by-step, nothing close to practicing.”

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