By: Brandon Hillary
At the beginning of the 2013-2014 season, Bulls fans were finally about to receive the one thing that has been on their minds for over a year — the return of Derrick Rose. However, this return was short lived after tearing his meniscus less than 20 games into the season. Rose elected to have the meniscus repaired instead of removed, the healthier option for his long-term career. At the time, it was announced that this would result in a season-ending surgery, but Rose did speak up and said that he wouldn’t rule out a late season return. Déjà vu, right? The Bulls are sitting right at .500 (20-20) and are sixth in the now-struggling Eastern Conference. A return from Rose might lift them in a playoff series over a team like the Atlanta Hawks or the Toronto Raptors, but many are aware that it will be tough for any team other than the Heat and the Pacers to make it to the conference championship this season. Rose would be better off doing what he is all too familiar with, resting and rehabbing, keeping his eyes locked on next season’s opener.