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Bulls' Derrick Rose back in Portland a year after tearing his meniscus there
Bulls' Derrick Rose back in Portland a year after tearing his meniscus there

Somehow, the NBA schedule makers placed Derrick Rose in the Moda Center on Friday night, 364 days after he tore his right meniscus here, changing the direction of the Bulls' season but not the trajectory of Rose's downward trend. That Rose watched the late tipoff in street clothes, missing his fourth straight game with a strained left hamstring and eighth of 13 overall, only contributed to the changing narrative on Rose. When healthy, Rose remains one of the game's dynamic talents, a rare mixture of speed and strength. But ever since the almost-too-good-to-be-true narrative changed when Rose tore his left ACL in April 2012, those two words - “when healthy” -...

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