Derrick Rose will not play in Monday's contest against the Hornets due to body soreness, Nick Friedell of ESPNChicago.com reports.
Rose is not playing due to what has been described as soreness all over his body. It doesn't appear that this is anything serious and the Chicago Bulls are keeping him out to allow him some time to rest. He's likely to play in Wednesday's game against Atlanta. Kirk Hinrich will be starting in place of Rose for Monday's tilt.
Rose once again was forced to shoulder greater offensive responsibility, with Pau Gasol sitting out the game and backcourt mate Jimmy Butler being wheeled off the court late in the first half with a knee injury. The veteran was up to the task, amassing a near triple-double while taking the most shot attempts he has all season in an non-overtime contest, and racking up his second-best scoring tally on the campaign. Primarily due to Butler's absence for a combined six quarters-plus over the last two games, Rose is already averaging a robust 21 shot attempts per game in three February outings, over six more per contest than his previous high-water mark of 15.7 in January. He's also been outstanding with his ball distribution over the last two games in particular, totaling 17 dimes over that span. If Butler is forced to miss any appreciable amount of time, Rose's boost in production across all categories figures to continue, provided his own often-delicate health remains intact.
Derrick Rose (hamstring) scored 20 points (10-17 FG), grabbed five rebounds and dished out four assists across 33 minutes in Sunday's loss to the Clippers.
The injury-prone guard has played well since suffering a hamstring scare earlier in the week, as he has averaged 18 points (on 59 percent shooting), six rebounds and 4.5 assists in two games back. Rose is also noticeably making an effort to get to the basket more, as he has attempted just one three-pointer over his last four games. This new mindset seems to be having a positive effect on Rose's overall game, and he could be in line for a modest boost in fantasy value if he can keep it up.
Derrick Rose (hamstring) pitched in with 16 points (7-12 FG, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, five assists and a steal over 29 minutes in Thursday's 114-91 victory over the Lakers.
With teammates Jimmy Butler and Pau Gasol doing most of the heavy lifting on offense, Rose was content to take on a secondary role and still generate a very productive outing. He appeared unencumbered by the hamstring woes that limited him to 13 minutes against the Heat on Monday while posting his sixth double-digit scoring night in the last seven contests. Rose was even active on the glass as well, with his seven boards equaling a season high. He appears to be good to go for the immediate future, and faces off against Chris Paul and the Clippers in the Chicago Bulls ' next contest Sunday.
Coach Fred Hoiberg said that Rose is "good to go" for Thursday's tilt in Los Angeles and will start at point guard per usual, barring any setbacks prior to game time. Due to the minor severity of Rose's hamstring injury, it isn't likely the
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