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Derrick Rose to return to Bulls lineup Tuesday against Blazers

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose


If you wanted to see the Derrick Rose vs. Damian Lillard matchup Tuesday, you are in luck. And you hate defense, but you are in luck.

After missing the last couple Bulls game due to a sprained ankle, Rose will be back on the court with Chicago Tuesday night, reports our own Sean Highkin.

Rose is averaging 13.6 points per game on 37.7 percent shooting. He has struggled with his vision after suffering a broken orbital bone near his eye in practice, and he has worn a mask all season.

The Bulls split the two games without Rose (beating the Suns and losing to Golden State). In those games, their offensive ratings were 108.2 and 101.8 points per 100 possessions. When Rose has been on the court this season, the Bulls’ offensive rating is 96.8 per 100, which is 4.8 worse than when he sits.

Which is to say, we will have to see how the Bulls’ offense looks with Rose back in the lineup Tuesday.