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Monday, May 6, 2013
Rose needs to make a decision

By Melissa Isaacson

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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