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Better safe than sorry with Derrick Rose

As superstar guard struggles with ulcers and pains, Bulls should consider resting him

Updated: January 29, 2011, 12:34 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

I have moved past the stage where I cringe every time Derrick Rose drives the lane. I have stopped looking for Dwight Howard to swoop in and swat him to the floor, which was happening whether the Chicago Bulls were playing the Orlando Magic or not.

I am not proposing we pack Rose in bubble wrap, though actually that might not be such a bad idea. But with the Magic back in town Friday night and Rose ailing, it really did beg the question of whether the Bulls' star, MVP candidate and ...

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