As Rose continues to progress, sneaker campaign concludes


As Rose continues to progress, sneaker campaign concludes

In addition to his recovery from ACL surgery, Bulls superstar Derrick Rose has also been keeping busy with his new sneaker collection, the adidas D Rose 3 signature shoe.

The final edition of the Chicago's native's latest line, called "Nightmare," has a limited release, is available to consumers on Christmas Eve and has a purple colorway and other features, such as a glow-in-the-dark outsole and the shoe's release date inscribed on the tongue.

Clearly, however, Rose has other priorities at the moment. The 24-year-old point guard was seen after Monday's Bulls practice at the United Center going through a battery of shooting drills and while he didn't display much lift, it's an encouraging sign for fans.

A person familiar with the situation told that while Rose isn't taking contact or doing intense drill work, he has progressed to the point that he is able to go run through the team's offensive sets with the "early group" before practices.

While this might suggest that Rose's return is imminent, his timetable to even return to practice remains up in the air, as the most optimistic guesses hint that he could play approximately the final 30 games of the regular season -- meaning he'd be back prior to the All-Star break, after which most predictions have slated him to return -- but others still believe he could sit out the entire campaign, depending on the state of the Bulls upon his readiness to play.

Nobody but Rose knows exactly how his body is feeling and although his famed drive and determination could have him yearning to play again within the next month or two, the Bulls' medical staff and management team will have to concur.

Could the Bulls go after Chris Bosh for next season?

Could the Bulls go after Chris Bosh for next season?

The basketball world woke up Friday morning to a report from ESPN senior writer Marc Stein saying the Bulls may go after Chris Bosh for the 2017-18 NBA season.

It's surprising and intriguing for multiple reasons: 

1) Bosh was believed to have played his last days in the NBA due to blod clot issues.

2) The Bulls are at something of a franchise crossroads, sitting as the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference following Thursday's games and still determining what the right step is for the near future and the long term. 

3) Bosh will be 33 in March and hasn't played in an NBA game in nearly a year (last appeared with the Heat Feb. 9, 2016).

But Stein said the Heat are not planning on waiving Bosh before March 1, so he wouldn't be eligible to join the roster of a playoff contender.

Stein then says: If Bosh does return to the hardwood, "word is that the Chicago Bulls are already plotting a run and will be at the front of the line to try to sign him."

Bosh is an 11-time All-Star who has averaged 19.2 points and 8.5 rebounds per game throughout his career. He helped the Heat win several titles as part of the Big Three with Dwyane Wade and LeBron James.

Bosh was also just in Chicago visiting Wade earlier this month:

Could he form another Big Three with Wade and Jimmy Butler, this time in Chicago?

It's worth noting Wade just turned 35 earlier this week and will be in his 14th NBA season next year.

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