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Derrick Rose's triumphant return showed just how important he is to Chicago Bulls

Updated: February 21, 2012, 9:36 AM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Derrick Rose returned to resounding applause Monday afternoon. He only missed the last five games, but it seems longer.

Is it my bad memory or was his last assist to Trenton Hassell?

Don't get me wrong, C.J. Watson, John Lucas III and Mike James are nice players, but even with some Voltron-like magic, those three can't combine to equal one Derrick Rose.

After missing nearly two weeks with an injury, Rose was aggressive early and seemed to suffer no ...

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