Derrick Rose sits Tuesday, up in air for weekend games


Not a huge surprise that Derrick Rose sat out Tuesday against the Suns to rest his sore left big toe. Deprived us of the Rose vs. Steve Nash showdown, but it happens.

After Tuesday the Bulls are off until Friday. That is a long rest in this schedule. Will Rose be back then?

Read as Tom Thibodeau dances around that question, via Aggrey Sam at

“He’s usually a pretty quick healer, so he’ll get his treatment, then we have a couple days off, so we’ll see where he is after that,” said Thibodeau, who will start C.J. Watson…

“He’s fine. He’s going to do what’s in the best interest of the team and that’s where it is. He certainly has a lot of input in it, but we all have to weigh in. We talked to our doctors and to [Bulls team trainer] Fred [Tedeschi]. I think that once he’s healthy — and that’s something we talked to the medical staff first — is what can he handle. He’s been through different injuries. Once the swelling’s out of there and the pain goes down, he’ll be fine.”

That can mean whatever you want it to mean. It is very vague. Thibodeau should consider running for office.