Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters this morning that Derrick Rose will not play in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference playoffs against the Brooklyn Nets tonight, but could return later in the series depending oh his health.
Rose has not played this season and hasn’t played since tearing his ACL in Game 1 of the 2012 playoffs against the Philadelphia 76ers. The last time Brooklyn and Chicago played on April 4th, I saw Rose was warming up before the game.
Joakim Noah’s status for Game 1 is still uncertain. He is fighting plantar fasciitis in his foot and is listed as doubtful.