Derrick Rose does not have a specific date for when he will return from his knee injury.
"I don't have a set date," Rose said in his first extensive interview since his injury. "I'm not coming back until I'm 110%. Who knows when that can be? It can be within a couple of weeks. It could be next year. It could be any day. It could be any time. It's just that I'm not coming back until I'm ready."
Rose admits to still needing more time to be all the way healthy.
"Right now, probably in the high 80s," he said. "Far away. Far away."
Rose and the Bulls are purposely being ambiguous about when he will return.
"Every injury's different. People want to pigeonhole exactly when he returns, and I understand that," Bulls general manager Gar Forman said. "Everybody would like to know. We would like to know the exact date.
"But what we really tried to do was stay true to the process and not skip steps as he went along his rehabilitation. … We wanted to make sure we did what was right for Derrick."