K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune
Before Monday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers, coach Tom Thibodeau said Derrick Rose is “very close” to being cleared for full contact in practice. Thibodeau added that step could occur this week.
“It’s not going to be one or two days of contact and he’s going to be out there,” Thibodeau warned. “That’s not going to happen. Just be patient. He’s showing great patience. Everybody else has to. He has to continue to focus on his rehab. When he’s ready, whenever that is, that’s when he comes back. Our doctors have been on top of it since Day One.”