Chicago Bulls: Derrick Rose nearing a return

Apr 28, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose (1) brings the ball down the court during the first quarter in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs against the Philadelphia 76ers at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Good news Bulls fans, Derrick Rose appears to soon be ready to enter the final stage of his rehab.

The all-star point guard is already dunking again, and is preparing to go from “predictable contact” to full contact practices.

For the time being, his teammates must adhere to one rule; get out of the way!

“We definitely don’t want to get him hurt again, so if he’s going to the cup, let him go,” said forward Jimmy Butler.

“Open jumper, contest it, but don’t let him come down any wrong way.”

In Rose’s absence, Chicago is 19-14 and the fifth seed in an Eastern Conference that is not all that deep.

The Bulls find themselves just four games out of first place.

If the team continues to hold down the fort in Rose’s absence and get him back healthy, it will be reason for Miami to look in their rear view.

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