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Bulls G Rose not likely to play in postseason

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Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose, who has not played all season while recovering from knee surgery, will not play Game 1 of their first round playoff against the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday.

Further, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters that Rose likely will not play at all in the postseason.

Rose tore the ACL in his left knee in the first game of last year's playoffs.

"He's most likely out but you never know," Thibodeau said. "The playoffs are stretched out, too, so you have to factor that in. So who knows another week from now where he is? You always want to leave that possibility open."

Thibodeau said he would play Rose if the guard said he was ready to play.

Also, the Bulls will likely be without center Joakim Noah (plantar fasciitis) and backup forward Vladimir Radmanovic (back).

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