Tom Thibodeau moved the closest to declaring Derrick Rose out for the season Saturday morning when he said the Bulls' star is "most likely out" moving forward in the postseason.

"But you never know," Thibodeau said. "The playoffs are stretched out too, so you have to factor that in. Who knows another week from now where he is? You always want to leave that possibility open."

Both the Bulls and Rose have left open the slim possibility that he make his season debut during the postseason after missing the entire regular season following left knee surgery. But the saga for a while has pointed to Rose sitting out the entire season and making his return next training camp.