Derrick Rose‘s back still hurts. On Tuesday night, he missed his third straight game for the Bulls. He hasn’t been practicing. And even though a specialist told him there’s no structural damage, the team continues to be cautious with him moving forward. That being said, Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau says there’s a relatively good chance he won’t play in the 2012 NBA All-Star Game in Orlando later this month.
“He’s just doing his rehab right now, so we’ll see,” he said yesterday. “We’ll see where [the back situation] is when we get there. We just want to do what’s best. We don’t know how it will be. That’s down the road.”