Derrick Rose return: Bulls star reportedly out for season

eh, we'll like you again next year. Now, not so much. - Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

when Woj says it...

One unfortunate byproduct of the Bulls continuing on their improbable playoff journey to Miami is that this dumbass Rose situation still looms.

And it's looming because Rose himself won't shut the door on a return. If you read (and see) his words from Saturday morning, it looks pretty definite that Rose has no intention of coming back, and he's either playing dumb and/or is legitimately so.

Adrian Wojnarowski is probably the best reporter on the league right now, and so in lieu of Rose himself confirming the obvious, this is probably as definitive as we can get:

Derrick Rose knows. His choice has been made to sit out the season and it includes no provisions for turning back, sources with direct knowledge told Yahoo! Sports.
...
Rose isn't creating false hope with coach Tom Thibodeau, nor the rest of his teammates. They've never sat around waiting on him this season, and none of them privately believe that he'll be back before next season.

Woj then goes in a bit on Rose and his 'team' and how they've been stringing us along. Which is fair, because it's pretty damned ridiculous. As much as there was nothing in it for the Bulls or Rose to shut him down before, once the playoffs began it made zero sense for an over-cautious approach to be thrown out the window. And now, the idea that a star's first game in 12 months would occur against the Miami Heat is even more nonsensical.

But people believe silly shit all the time. It's comforting sometimes. This myth, however, has gone beyond annoying. Hopefully Woj's report helps end it all from our end, since Rose himself doesn't care enough to. He's not coming back, and Thibs team is on the floor to face Miami.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Blog a Bull

You must be a member of Blog a Bull to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Blog a Bull. You should read them.

Join Blog a Bull

You must be a member of Blog a Bull to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Blog a Bull. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker