Derrick Rose spoke to the media on Thursday for the first time since undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee.
Rose was asked if he could return for the playoffs.
"If I'm healthy and the situation is right - I'm playing," said Rose.
K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune was told by the Chicago Bulls two weeks ago that the chances of Rose returning are "almost non-existent."
Rose also was asked if the Bulls may have to move on without him.
"You can be a fool if you want to," said Rose.