With Chicago down 2-1 entering Monday’s Game 4, many expected the 24-year-old Rose to return and help the Bulls battle the untouchable Heat.
Rose was medically cleared on March 8 and has been participating in full contact practices for more than a month.
Despite cries from fans and mounting criticism from onlookers, the youngest man to ever earn the Most Valuable Player award remains inactive.
“At the outset of the second round Rose did strongly consider coming back, but ultimately decided against it,” according to Sam.
Nevertheless, even with a blooming Rose, the Bulls will eventually fall to Miami.
Although calls for Rose to resurface are entirely understandable, it’s hard to fathom the native South-Sider wouldn’t be on the hardwood without a solid reason.
A dynamic three-time All-Star who was the first pick in the 2008 draft, Derrick Rose should regain full health and look forward to starting afresh in the autumn.by