Chicago Bulls vice president John Paxson said Thursday that Derrick Rose has looked “fearless” during the preseason and that the team has no plans to limit his minutes or games played in his first season back from knee surgery.
“We’ve turned the page,” Paxson said on “The Waddle & Silvy Show” on ESPN Chicago 1000. “Unless he would come up with something that would concern us, but we have no concerns right now. You look at his preseason, and I think [coach] Tom [Thibodeau] has done a really nice job of kind of amping up his minutes. He’s played six games. In reality he is only averaging about 27 minutes a game in this preseason, and he has looked terrific. Right now there is no reason to think that there will be any restrictions, and we’re not anticipating that at all.”