Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose smiles as he works out with the team before an NBA basketball game between the Chicago Bulls and the Atlanta Hawks Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, in Chicago. No date has been announced for his return. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Updated: February 25, 2013 10:48AM
Derrick Rose is dunking. The problem is, it’s in a pre-game warmup, with no defense and the points don’t count toward the Bulls’ score.
Before the Bulls went out and lost by 30 to the Oklahoma Thunder on Sunday, the rehabbing Bulls point guard was two-hand dunking in his pre-game workout.
Thunder guard and friend Russell Westbrook had this to say about Rose: ‘‘I’ve communicated with him a few times. I see that he’s getting better. He’s almost close to coming back.’’