It’s all mental for Derrick Rose now.

The hamstrings are better. The workouts easier. He can do everything physically. He’s feeling no pressure from the Bulls to return. Reggie’s just being Reggie. And there’s no rift between Derrick and the Bulls organization.

He’ll be back when he feels like it. That’s going to have to be good enough.

‘‘I don’t know [if I’ll play this season],’’ said Rose, speaking to Chicago reporters before practice Tuesday. ‘‘I’m coming back when I feel normal. If that’s in a couple of days, that’s great. If it’s not, I’m fine.’’

If there was anything else to be discerned from Rose’s latest and most expansive update to local reporters, it’s that his reticence to return to the court after more than three weeks of five-on-five practices appears to be more out of caution than fear. The mental ‘‘hump’’ he talked about is a hurdle, not a barrier — not an insignificant distinction.

Though he’s not ruling out missing the season — but has not even considered a ‘‘drop-dead’’ date — an educated guess is that it’s just a matter of time before he returns. He’s not afraid he won’t be Derrick Rose when he returns. He wants to make sure he’s as close as he possibly can be when he gets back on the court.

‘‘I think with any surgery, mentally, you have to get over that hump — that’s what I’m doing,’’ Rose said. ‘‘I’m able to play, but it’s just getting over that hump — I should be fine.

‘‘I think I can do everything [physically]. It’s just me having the confidence to do it. I’m just trying to feel normal. When I’m out there and not thinking and just reacting, that’s when I know I’ll be ready.’’