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Monday, January 21, 2013
Derrick Rose nearing full contact

By Nick Friedell

CHICAGO -- Derrick Rose may be ready to take full contact in practice this week as he continues to rehab from a torn ACL in his left knee.

Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau admitted as much before Monday night's game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

"Very close," Thibodeau said, when asked if Rose would be cleared for full contact. "Very close. That will be the next step.

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