The good news is it went well.
Derrick Rose had successful knee surgery on Saturday to repair his torn ACL, reports Aggrey Sam at CSNChicago.com. Rose also received platelet-rich plasma therapy during the operation in hopes of speeding recovery.
The question now is how long he will be out.
Rose was told it will be an eight-month rehab, reports the Sun-Times. For those of you who don’t have a calendar up in front of you, this would bring Rose back right around the first of the year, a couple months into the NBA season. Which is in time for him to build up his conditioning, shake off the rust and get right by the time the playoffs start.
For a lot of teams being without their star for the first couple months of the season could be a disaster, but the way the Bulls play without Rose they should be fine and in the upper half of the East. Then it all becomes about being right for the playoffs, and the Bulls deserve some good Karma in that category after this season.
Robin Lopez whacked T.J. Warren in the head while chasing an offensive rebound. Warren didn’t like that, so he ran to the opposite end of the court and shoved Lopez to the floor. A heated confrontation ensued, though it didn’t escalate beyond yelling.
Warren received a flagrant foul, and Lopez was hit with a technical in the Suns’ 113-105 win over the Bulls.
Corey Brewer is better at finishing fastbreaks than leading them.
Nice defense by Emmanuel Mudiay, too.
But at least the Lakers won.
With the Timberwolves trailing the Pistons by three and 6.2 seconds left, Jimmy Butler drew a foul on a 3-pointer.
Butler made the first two free throws then, just before he got the ball for the third, Reggie Jackson interrupted to talk to Stanley Johnson, who was in rebounding position. Butler missed the free throw, and Detroit won 100-97 after an intentional foul.
Butler said Jackson didn’t affect him, but Butler’s side eye during the delay at least appeared to speak loudly.
Kris Dunn had a nice weekend – 39 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds as the Bulls beat the Hornets and lost to the Suns – punctuated by this dunk in Chicago’s 113-105 loss to the Suns last night.
T.J. Warren paid the price for Tyler Ulis overplaying a Robin Lopez screen Dunn cleverly never used.