Derrick Rose or Jimmy Butler: Who Do Chicago Bulls Need Back More?

March 10th, 2015 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »

One day, the Chicago Bulls will bask in the glow of a pain-free campaign. 

For the time being, though, they have to deal with the harsh reality that their season has been ravaged by injuries. 


First, it was Derrick Rose's torn meniscus. Then it was a left elbow sprain for All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler. As things stand, Rose is optimistic that he'll be able to return this season, although he's yet to outline a timetable for return, according to's Nick Friedell: 

On Butler's end, we're now seven days into the projected three- to six-week recovery period originally outlined at the start of March.

“That’s the nature of the league,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said, according to Bleacher Report's Sean Highkin. “No one’s going to feel sorry for us. Just got to go out there and get it done.”

At any rate, the Bulls need reinforcements. Following consecutive victories over the Oklahoma City Thunder and Washington Wizards sans Rose and Butler, Chicago's dropped three straight with slippage occurring on ...

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