Bulls’ Derrick Rose A Game Time Decision Tonight Against The Knicks
Chicago Bulls point guard, Derrick Rose, injured his right ankle against the Knicks on Sunday, and it will be a game-time decision on whether he will play tonight, according to ESPN.
"It was something I knew was big," Rose said. "Where in the fourth quarter, that's why I was walking the ball up the majority of the time. I wasn't running because of the throbbing; I was just trying to win the game and it definitely hurts losing the game and definitely have to sit out this game if I do choose to play or choose not to play. It's definitely going to hurt. That game hurt a lot."
"Right now, every day it's getting better," Rose said. "I got a lot of treatment [Monday], coming back in this morning. Every day, every treatment, it's getting better."
Rose has missed a big chunk of the season, missing 12 games prior to the Knicks game with a groin injury. The league’s most recent MVP has said that the injuries are keeping him from getting into a rhythm where he can be consistently effective this year. Last season Rose became the youngest MVP in NBA history, and played in all but one game. He averaged 25 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 7.7 assists. This season he is averaging 23 points, 7.9 assists and 3.5 rebounds.