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Derrick Rose May Not Play Season Opener Home Game

Derrick Rose has a game-time decision to make before Thursday’s season home opener against the New York Knicks, due to a stiff neck.

Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters the news after the team’s shootaround. Rose was not present at the shootaround, Thibodeau also told them.

The Bulls are coming off a 107-95 loss to the Miami Heat on Tuesday, where Rose struggled a bit.  He finished with 12 points on 4-for-15 shooting with five turnovers in 34 minutes. He attempted just four free throws and missed 6-of-7 3-pointers, in sharp contrast to his preseason performance.

According to Rose, rust was not the cause of his poor performance, it was just a bad shooting night.

Rose seems confident that he’s not going to miss his first home game of the season. “Oh hell yeah, for sure I’m going to play tonight,” Rose told reporters.  



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