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CHICAGO -- There are times when Taj Gibson has to catch himself. Like many people throughout the Chicago Bulls' organization, the forward looks over toward the bench and wonders what might have been -- what could still be. Gibson sees Derrick Rose sitting there and thinks about the future. He dreams about the day when Rose will be back on the floor with him. He and his teammates remain hopeful that Rose will return at some point in the future and be the same player he was before his first knee injury, in April 2012.
CHICAGO -- Derrick Rose has started running on his own as he continues to work his way back from season-ending knee surgery, according to Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau. "(Things are) basically the same," Thibodeau said. "Doing a little bit more. He's moving along, but nowhere close to practice. He's doing some running. So he's off the (anti-gravity) treadmill. Still on it at times, but his full weight now and doing lateral slides and things like that.
MIAMI -- Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade isn't surprised that the Chicago Bulls continue to have success despite the fact that they've lost Derrick Rose to another season-ending knee surgery and Luol Deng in a trade to the Cleveland Cavaliers. "That's Chicago, man," Wade told reporters after his Heat beat the Bulls 93-79 on Sunday. "No matter what goes on, you got to give [Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau] a lot of credit. You've got to give those guys in that uniform a lot of credit for no matter what happens, whenever it looks like things are going astray, they find a way to bring it back.
TORONTO -- Much of the basketball world may have given up on the Chicago Bulls this season after a season-ending knee injury to Derrick Rose and a trade that sent Luol Deng to Cleveland. But Tom Thibodeau and his team still have high aspirations for a season many pundits believed was lost. How high? Championship-level high. Bulls players admit Thibodeau still talks to them about title aspirations throughout the season. "At least once a week we go over where we're at, where we can go," Bulls guard Mike Dunleavy said after shootaround Wednesday.
CHICAGO -- Joakim Noah stopped himself. The question posed to him after the Chicago Bulls' 92-76 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday was whether he ever doubted that the Bulls could right themselves after losing Derrick Rose to a season-ending injury in November and falling to seven games under .500 in December. Noah hesitated for a moment after being asked the question, as if contemplating whether to tell the truth. He first went with the lie, then stopped himself and delivered his actual thoughts at the time.
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