Derrick Rose nearing full contact

January, 21, 2013
1/21/13
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Friedell By Nick Friedell
ESPNChicago.com
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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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Nick Friedell is the Chicago Bulls beat reporter for ESPN Chicago. Friedell is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and joined ESPNChicago.com for its launch in April 2009.

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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