Thibodeau on Rose: Mild hamstring strain, is day-to-day

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There was a time, back in 2011, when Derrick Rose was considered one of the toughest players in the league. Now it seems most fans think he’s more fragile and scared than Glass Joe.

After some poorly phrased and timed comments about thinking about his future — ones that angered some former players — Rose tweaked his hamstring at the end of the Bulls win over the Raptors Thursday night.

So what’s his status for Saturday? Here’s coach Tom Thibodeau via KC Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.

While Rose isn’t pushing management to get back on the court, the Bulls have essentially wrapped him in bubble wrap this season and encouraged him to make sure he is fully healthy before he plays. Why race him back for a pre-Thanksgiving game against the Pacers? When you need him healthy and playing through pain is April, not before you started your Christmas shopping.