Rose could be in attendance for Clippers game

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LOS ANGELES – Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau has spoken to point guard Derrick Rose in the last few days, with the team in Los Angeles, preparing to play the Clippers on Saturday night.

“We just talked to him, nothing different than what we normally do,” Thibodeau admitted on Friday, just before the afternoon practice.

Rose has spent the past few summers working out in the Santa Monica area, and had informed the team that he had a high comfort level of working with his rehab staff in Los Angeles. While nothing has changed in his progress – he just started cutting on the court – Rose and his surgically repaired torn left ACL could make an appearance at the arena Saturday night.

“He may,” Thibodeau responded, when asked if a certain former MVP would visit his teammates. “The main focus for him is his rehab. We felt it was best for him to be here in one place, doing his rehab. As I mentioned the other day, he’s started cutting and stuff, so he’s doing fine, everything is going according to plan. He just has to keep doing what he’s doing.

“All I want his focus on is his rehab. I don’t want him concerned with where we are with the team or anything like that. He’s doing fine, and I want our guys here to be focused on improvement and our next opponent.”

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