Derrick Rose’s Return a Silver Lining for Chicago Bulls’ Disappointing Season

May 15th, 2015 by Sean Highkin Leave a reply »

CHICAGO — It didn't end the way he wanted it to, but Derrick Rose will take it. After everything he's been through, finishing a season on two legs is enough of a win.

Yes, the Chicago Bulls got blown out at home by the Cleveland Cavaliers in embarrassing fashion to end their season Thursday night. And there's no shortage of uncertainty with the team's future that won't be resolved until the messy, inevitable divorce between management and head coach Tom Thibodeau plays out. But the biggest question mark in the Bulls' world over the last three years, the simple one of whether Rose could stay healthy, ended, for once, with good news.

"I always look at it as me stepping on the floor and just me walking off the floor as a positive," Rose said at his locker after the game. "I'm just happy with how my body responded when I came back. I'm happy with everything I learned this year, everything I went through individually, mentally, emotionally, spiritually. I'm good. I'm at peace with myself. Of course I'm mad we lost this game and we're out the playoffs, but it gave me a chance to really ...

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