How much playing time is left in Rose’s knees?
Derrick Rose has a torn meniscus in his right knee, which will require surgery.
This is the same knee he had the meniscus tear in last season.
The Bulls will not release a timeline for his return until after the surgery, however after this surgery last season in November and did not return. That said, last season he had the meniscus repaired, something that has a longer recovery time. He has the option of having the meniscus removed (although that is an increasingly rare choice), which gets him back more quickly but would be a problem down the line. This option is what Dwyane Wade had done years ago, for example.
Rose averaged 18.4 points, 5 assists and 3.1 rebounds in 46 games for the Bulls this season.