It had to happen eventually. Unfortunately for the Chicago Blackhawks, Friday marked the expiration date for their 24-game point streak and 11 game winning streak as the team lost to Colorado Avalanche on Friday 6 to 2. That is the lead for today’s edition of the Chicago Wind which also features items on Chicago Cubs’ closer Carlos Marmol and Chicago Bulls’ point guard Derrick Rose.
- Carlos Marmol, The Cubs’ Favorite Trade Rumor
Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose has been medically cleared to return by team doctors. That is what Melissa Isaacson reported on Friday to ESPN Chicago. However, don’t expect Rose to immediately make his season debut when the team plays the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday. While Rose has been cleared to return, the point guard told the organization that he will not return until he can confidently dunk of his left foot. There are going to be baseless criticisms of Rose for not returning even though he is medically cleared, but the fact that we now know Rose has been medically cleared does not change anything. Rose has said all along that he would not return until he is able to dunk as if he was in a game situation. Once Rose is able to do that, that is when the point guard will know he is mentally ready to return. In addition, in order for Rose to participate in 5-on-5 scrimmages in practice, the point guard would have to be cleared by team doctors. Meaning the fact that Rose has been cleared to return by team doctors does not mean that the point guard should be on the court for the Bulls in games.