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Derrick Rose Could Play Against the Portland Trail Blazers

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Chicago's star guard has been hobbled with an ankle injury but he could return as soon as Tuesday.

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

When the Portland Trail Blazers face the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday, the Bulls may be getting an added boost. Nick Friedell of ESPN.com is reporting that Chicago guard Derrick Rose may play versus the Blazers after missing the last two games with an ankle sprain.

"I feel good," Rose said after Sunday's practice. "My body was a little fatigued from just running around or just sitting down for a little time. Being able to run around today, and I had a great workout [Saturday] and I had another workout today after we got done practicing so I'm heading in the right direction ... that's what I'm aiming for, Tuesday, for sure.

Rose has averaged 13.6 ppg on 37.7% shooting for the Bulls this season. His replacement, Kirk Hinrich, averages 9 ppg, shooting 59.3% from the field. Rose scored 31 points in his sole appearance versus Portland last year.