Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is off crutches, the next step as he recovers from his latest season-ending knee injury. Derrick Rose is off crutches and is expected to resume traveling with the Chicago Bulls in a few weeks as he continues to recover from a torn medial meniscus in his right knee. "He's coming along fine," coach Tom Thibodeau said after Monday's shootaround. "He's off the crutches. Rose has already been ruled out for the season by the organization, but his teammates and coaches are happy to see him around again. "It's a good sign," Bulls forward Taj Gibson said. "He's walking just that alone is a good sign, showing that his improvement and his strength and conditioning is kicking in and it's going at the right time and the right speed." In other injury news, Chicago's Jimmy Butler was back in the lineup against Washington on Monday after missing a game because of a left thigh injury.