Derrick Rose underwent successful surgery to repair the torn medial meniscus in his right knee, the Bulls announced today in a press release. According to the release, Rose will be out for the rest of the season.
Immediately following the injury and diagnosis, Rose’s timeline wasn’t clear, but it appears he and the team will play it safe. Coming off an ACL tear that wiped out his 2012/13 season, the former MVP appeared in just 10 games for the Bulls this season before suffering another knee injury.
Assuming Rose doesn’t return ahead of schedule, the Bulls may look significantly different by the time he gets back on the court. Luol Deng is on an expiring contract, and the club will have one more chance to amnesty Carlos Boozer next July. Letting Deng walk and amnestying Boozer would clear some cap space to sign Nikola Mirotic or to make a run at a free agent.