Isaacson: Reinsdorf wise to be cautious

August, 14, 2012
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Isaacson By Melissa Isaacson
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO -- You can't compare the injuries, and you shouldn't compare the men. But Derrick Rose has a drive to compete and a passion for basketball that even Michael Jordan admits is not unlike his own.

When Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said he plans to be conservative with Rose in his return to the court after rehab from his torn ACL, as he did this weekend in an interview with ESPN 1000, you can imagine Rose enduring some of the same frustrations that Jordan once experienced.

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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