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News » Rose expects to play in opener vs. Spurs


Rose expects to play in opener vs. Spurs


Rose expects to play in opener vs. Spurs Derrick Rose practiced again on Monday, and coach Vinny Del Negro said he assumes the Bulls' point guard will play in the season opener against the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday at the United Center.

Now the issue is how many minutes Rose will play. He admitted that he might not be capable of playing 35-plus minutes on opening night -- especially with another game in Boston the next night.

''It's up to the team,'' Rose said when asked about his minutes. ''I'll play the minutes they want me to play.''

Del Negro is in wait-and-see mode.

''Let's see how [today] and Wednesday go and see how he feels on Thursday,'' Del Negro said. ''[Then we'll] see how the flow of the game goes and see what matchups we have out there. We'll go from there.''

For backup guard Jannero Pargo, the issue now is whether he will play at all in the opener. Pargo had to leave practice early on Monday after aggravating his lower back injury.

It wasn't expected to be determined until this morning whether Pargo would try to practice today.

In other news, the Bulls exercised the options for the 2010-11 season on the contracts of Rose and center Joakim Noah. In his third season, Rose will make a little more than $5.5 million, while Noah, in his fourth season, will make a little more than $3.1 million.

''I'm happy they did that, and I know I will be here,'' Rose said.

Like there was ever any doubt.

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