Rose told the paper that he won't come back until he is 110 percent and that he may not be back this season, or he could be back tomorrow.
Right now, Rose said, he is about 80 percent and " far away, far away" from full speed.
Rose said he has no specific timetable for a return.
Rose tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during last year's playoff-opening win over Philadelphia, and the top-seeded Bulls wound up losing to the 76ers.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.