By: Rick Telander
Derrick Rose is ever friendly, ever courteous, so you ask him, ‘‘When are you going to play?’’
‘‘Less than that, I think,’’ he replies, taking an unlaced shoe off his foot and handing it to you for inspection.
This is not an arrogant superstar, people, but it might be a confused one. Surely, it is.
Rose hasn’t played in almost a year since having surgery on his left knee, and he didn’t play in the Bulls’ 90-82 victory Monday against the Brooklyn Nets that evened their playoff series 1-1.
Could the Bulls use Rose? Could Noah — the one from the Bible, not the one on the Bulls — have used an animal trainer?