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Derrick Rose has knee surgery
These are troubling times for Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls. The former MVP, who returned this year after sitting out a full season to recover from a torn left ACL, is out for the season after having surgery Monday to repair a medial meniscus tear in his right knee. Rose had two surgical options, so it appears doctors chose the one that will sideline Rose for four to six months over a minor procedure that might have had Rose back sooner, but potentially facing long-term complications. What is the Bulls' outlook without him?
Pacers lose 110-94 to Bulls
Everything that could go wrong, did go wrong for the Pacers Saturday night. Down by as many as 33 points, the Pacers dropped their first game of the season 110-94 to the Bulls. Paul George, Indiana's leading scorer, went 3-for-14 from the field for 12 points while the team as a whole shot 34-for-85. The Bulls on the other hand, led by Luol Deng's and Derrick Rose's season-high 23 and 20 points, respectively, were clicking on all cylinders.
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Derrick Rose hurt in Bulls' win
The good news: The Chicago Bulls beat the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night, moving back to .500 in the process. The bad: Derrick Rose left the game in the fourth quarter with what is considered a minor hamstring injury, one that coach Tom Thibodeau said will be re-evaluated Tuesday. Such an injury, coupled with Rose's early season struggles (just 32 percent shooting so far), makes one wonder if the former MVP will return to form this season. What that means for Chicago, too, is anyone's guess.
Five teams that reached the 2013 NBA playoffs have started the new season with less-than-stellar results -- and in the Knicks' case, a serious dose of bad luck thanks to Tyson Chandler's leg fracture. It's still early, but Denver and Memphis seem to have taken a step backward from last season. The Bulls are still getting used to playing with Derrick Rose, who's not yet back at MVP strength. And questions remain about what the Lakers will look like when Kobe Bryant returns. Our 5-on-5 panel has measured the panic meter for all five franchises. Now it's your turn. Vote below!
Losing Tyson Chandler leaves the Knicks without their defensive anchor up front and few good options in his place.
Work in progress
The Bulls are still getting accustomed to playing with Derrick Rose after going an entire season without the former MVP.
Mountains of difficulty
The Nuggets added coach Brian Shaw but have yet to show they'll overcome the loss of Andre Iguodala to free agency and Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari to injuries.
This bears watching
Zach Randolph is off to a slow start, and the Grizzlies' defense has yet to match the standard it set last season.
The Lakers are 3-3 but have looked overmatched at times -- and Steve Nash is still hobbled. Is there enough depth to surround Kobe for a playoff push?
Rose hits shot to beat Knicks
It wasn't a vintage performance for Derrick Rose, but the Chicago Bulls star delivered something long-awaited for the home fans: a game-winning shot, with 5.7 seconds left, against the New York Knicks. Does this mean he's back? Or is that 7-for-23 stat line more indicative of where the point guard is two games into the 2013-14 season?