Bulls’ Rose Could Practice This Week

Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau said Monday evening that Rose, rehabbing his way back from ACL knee surgery, is “very close” to beginning full-contact practice. “That’ll be the next step,” the Bulls coach said before facing the Los Angeles Lakers Monday night at United Center. Did “very close” mean this week? “Yeah,” Thibodeau said. “Could. … It could.”

Because the Bulls have home games Wednesday (Detroit) and Friday (Golden State), then a one-game trip to Washington Saturday, the available practice days this week are the aforementioned Tuesday and Thursday. Pushing into next week, it’s a similar schedule, with games Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

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