Rose not ruling out playoff return

By ANDREW SELIGMAN

AP Sports Writer

Published: Thursday, Dec. 5 2013 10:10 p.m. MST

He said he might try to land a spot on the U.S. world championship team next summer if hes ready, but he still wont be playing in any pickup games. He also said hes not about to start recruiting players to Chicago something he hasnt done in the past even though the Bulls core could have a different look.

Luol Deng has an expiring contract and Carlos Boozer is a candidate to be amnestied. But Rose said he hasnt thought about possible changes.

Theres a chance I could come back so Im just cheering them on, he said.

For now, the Bulls are in a difficult spot. They were third in the Central division at 7-9 entering Thursdays game against Miami, one that looked like a marquee matchup when the schedule came out. Since then, it has lost that shine.

Rose insisted hes not finished.

I believe that Im a special player. I think people love the way that I just play. I dont try to impress anyone while Im playing or anything. Ive just got a feel for the game. I know my story is far from done.

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