Derrick Rose had his moments in the 2018-19 NBA season, but it was cut short yet again last month when he injured his elbow. While he did have arthroscopic surgery last March 23, it remains to be seen if the former NBA Most Valuable Player will be back to continue playing in the pro ranks.

Rose’s agent, B.J. Armstrong, said that a potential return to the Chicago Bulls is a viable option for the 30-year-old guard. However, it all depends on what the franchise has planned ahead, according to a report from 670 The Score.

Armstrong, a former Bull himself, added that Chicago has always been dear to the heart of the top pick of the 2008 NBA Draft. Seeing however how the Bulls have placed emphasis on their younger players, a Rose return to the Bulls may not be fruitful.

“We'll see what the Bulls have. There's no secret, there's no doubt that in his heart, Chicago will always be there. We'll see. I don't know what the Bulls are going to do at this particular time,” Armstrong said.

Similar to most NBA stars who ended up winding down their career with their first teams, Rose could be primed for something similar. But at 30 years old, that may not be feasible at least for a couple of more years. It all depends on how well he is able to bounce back from his latest injury, according to the Bleacher Report.

Injuries have hampered the rise of Rose, one reason why some teams have been hesitant on signing him to a long term deal. He was signed by the Minnesota Timberwolves this 2018-19 NBA season but this was mostly because of Tom Thibodeau. With the 61-year-old coach out of the picture, it is likely that Rose may have to find a new team in the NBA offseason.

Should he join the Bulls now, Rose may not be of much use. Chicago does have its share of problems in the backcourt with young stars like Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn. Adding someone like Rose, if healthy, can do wonders if this in the cards of head coach Jim Boylen.

But this season alone could depict what the Bulls want moving forward. Obviously focusing on youth, Rose could end up riding the bench if ever he is given the chance to return.

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Derrick Rose dribbles the ball against the Washington Wizards during the game on March 9, 2019 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Getty Images/Hannah Foslien

Looking ahead, a Derrick Rose return to Chicago is nostalgic. However, that swan song may not yet be in the script – at least not in the next two years at the least.