Heat: Derrick Rose return won't jar us

MIAMI -- The Miami Heat say they won't be caught off guard if Derrick Rose makes an unexpected comeback for the Chicago Bulls in their second-round playoff series.

Rose, who has not played all season since having ACL knee surgery a year ago, has traveled and practiced with the Bulls for at least two months.

Neither Rose nor the Bulls have ruled the former league MVP out for the playoffs, though coach Tom Thibodeau said at the start of the playoffs that he was doubtful Rose would play.

The Heat, however, are preparing just in case with Game 1 on Monday at American Airlines Arena. Miami has been off since completing a four-game sweep on April 28 of the Milwaukee Bucks.

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