Rose needs to make a decision

May, 6, 2013
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Isaacson By Melissa Isaacson
ESPNChicago.com
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Selfish was not necessarily a word I would have attached to Derrick Rose before now.

Misguided, perhaps. Confused, in all likelihood.

But assessing his condition as day-to-day for some two months now just doesn't fly anymore. And continuing to keep his team up in the air regarding his playing status after it just completed one of the most courageous and improbable first-round playoff victories in memory, is unfair and yes, that is selfish.

I don't think for a minute Rose is intentionally trying to hurt the Bulls with this drawn-out drama. If he believes the proverbial door is still open to him re-joining the team, then we should believe him. But therein lies one of the countless frustrating and befuddling elements to this debate.

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Melissa Isaacson

Columnist, ESPNChicago.com
Melissa Isaacson is a columnist for espnW.com, ESPN Chicago and ESPN.com. The award-winning writer has covered Chicago sports for most of her 31-year career, including at the Chicago Tribune before joining ESPN in 2009. Isaacson has also covered tennis since 1986.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Derrick Rose
PTS AST STL MIN
15.9 4.3 0.5 31.1
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsJ. Noah 11.3
AssistsJ. Noah 5.4
StealsJ. Butler 1.9
BlocksJ. Noah 1.5