Derrick Rose ready to return

Updated: October 4, 2013, 6:33 PM ET
By Doug Padilla | ESPNChicago.com

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose had more to celebrate than his 25th birthday Friday as he sat on the cusp of his return to the NBA for the first time in a year and a half.

It might be only a preseason game Saturday in Indianapolis, but Rose's return to the court is turning a normally shoulder-shrugging occasion into a must-see event, and not just in Chicago. The NBA Network will show the game live around the country.

Perhaps the only one not making a big deal ...

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