derrick rose

Though Derrick Rose still hasn’t been cleared for full contact practice, his eventual return from left knee surgery continues to occasionally dominant Tom Thibodeau’s news conferences.

Rose, who again will travel with the Bulls on their two-game trip to Toronto and Boston, is as competitive as they come. But Thibodeau sees no issue between Rose and the Bulls’ management and medical staff as the plan for his return is formulated.

“We’re not worried about that,” Thibodeau said. “There’s been constant communication with Derrick and the doctors. It’s not going to be a problem.”

Thibodeau got asked this latest dynamic in light of Michael Jordan’s well-publicized frustration with management when he wanted to return earlier from a broken bone in his foot during his second season.

– Reported by K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune