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Bulls: Sitting Rose precautionary

Updated: October 13, 2013, 4:47 PM ET
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Chicago Bulls star point guard Derrick Rose did not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Washington Wizards because of soreness in his surgically repaired left knee.

Rose developed the soreness during Friday's practice. The Bulls said the decision to hold him out of the game, which was played in Rio de Janeiro, was precautionary.

"We wanted to see where he was today, but he wasn't as well as we would have liked," coach Tom Thibodeau said. "He still had the soreness. ...

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