Derrick Rose has returned to the court. The Bulls confirmed on Wednesday morning that Rose would play against the Orlando Magic at the Amway Center on Wednesday night. Rose has only played in 46 games this season and has not been on the court since February 23. Rose is expected to play 20 minutes in his first game back, in attempt to ease him into the lineup leading into the playoffs.
Chicago will have two road games this week before returning to Chicago. The average price for Magic vs Bulls tickets on Wednesday night is $111.58 with a get-in price of $32. The Bulls will then travel to Miami, currently fighting for a final playoff seed in the East, on Thursday night. The average price for Heat vs Bulls tickets on the secondary market is currently $230.67 with a get-in price of $35.
The next home game at the United Center will come on April 11 against the Philadelphia 76ers. The game features an umbrella giveaway and is the most expensive of the two remaining home games in Chicago. The current average price for Bulls vs 76ers tickets is $254.92 with a get-in price of $62. Prices are also up 25% this week and 48.3% more expensive than the home finale for Chicago against the East’s No. 1 seed, the Atlanta Hawks on April 15. The current average price for that game is $171.83 with a get-in price of $50.
Bulls playoff tickets are averaging closer to the 76ers game on the secondary market. The average price across Chicago’s first two home playoff games is $238.72. As the current No. 3 seed, those would be Games 1 and 2 of the first round series, likely against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Chicago’s success in the playoff could rely on how effective Rose can be. During his time on the court this season, Rose has averaged 21.3 points and 5.8 assists per game.