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After Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose sprained both of his ankles in Friday's home loss to the Cleveland Cavs, taking a seat for the next game was probably the smartest option.
"It felt all right," Rose said after the Bulls' 106-105 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves, per Nick Friedell of ESPN.com. "If it was a real need for me to play I think I could have played. But [I'm] just trying to be smart, trying to give it an extra day and thank God that we came out with the win."
With Rose's injury history and the Chicago Bulls' championship hopes in 2014-15, head coach Tom Thibodeau made it clear that the team is going to be cautious when Rose gets banged up.
"The most important thing is how he feels," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. "You can't put somebody out there who's not comfortable to be out there so we're not going to do that. If he needed another day, we'll give him another day.
"We have two days off here so it's good."
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