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|Derrick Rose excited about 'space to move around' in Bulls' offense |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(10:49 am ET) Bulls guard Derrick Rose spoke Tuesday with enthusiasm about Chicago's outlook in 2014-15 after the team made a few key offseason acquisitions and some changes in the game plan, according to NBA.com.
"Just thinking about how I’m actually going to attack in the offense," Rose said. "I’ve got a lot of space now, especially with Pau (Gasol) being able to knock down that li’l 12-foot shot or 15-foot shot. … It’s just going to be space to really move around.
"They’re trying to make the game as simple as possible. If I have an open shot, shoot. If I have a pull-up, shoot it. Shoot a lot more floaters so that people won’t touch my body like they did in the past throughout the entire game. I think that really hurts you I think as an athlete -- you need your years."
|Derrick Rose will have no restrictions at Team USA camp |
|by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com|
(7/28/14) Coach Mike Krzyzewski said in a recent interview that Bulls guard Derrick Rose would have no physical limitations once training camp begins for USA basketball. In a Q&A with Yahoo Sports, Krzyzewski said he believes Rose intends to compete for a spot.
"He says he's ready to go," Krzyzewski said. "I'm excited about having him. He's very excited about being here."
Training camp begins Monday in preparation for the FIBA Basketball World Cup, which gets underway in August. Rose played in just 10 games before going down with yet another knee injury. He averaged 15.9 points and 4.3 assists per game in those 10 outings.
|Derrick Rose practices Wednesday, still out for season |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(3/26/14) Bulls guard Derrick Rose was able to participate in part of the team's practice Wednesday, but that doesn't mean he is expected back at any point this season as he recovered from knee surgery.
"(He's doing) all the noncontact stuff," coach Tom Thibodeau told the Daily Herald after practice. "He's moving along fine. He has picked it up a little bit. But there's still no contact. He's out for the year, but he's doing well."
Rose is four months into his recovery, but the team has maintained throughout the process that he is not expected to play at any point this season. He has been out since suffering the injury Nov. 22, and ended up playing just 10 games this season after sitting out all of 2012-13 with a different knee injury.
|Derrick Rose runs off antigravity treadmill |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(2/26/14) Bulls guard Derrick Rose has done some running off the antigravity treadmill, the Chicago Tribune reports. Rose is out for the remainder of the season and working to get healthy as early as possible for next season.
|Rehab going well for Derrick Rose |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(1/13/14) Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said Monday that guard Derrick Rose is doing well with his rehab and is off crutches, the team announced. Rose could begin traveling with the team in a couple of weeks.
Rose isn't going to play again this season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus, but if the Bulls remain in the mix for a playoff spot as the postseason approaches, there will certainly be buzz on whether he'll return earlier than expected to try and lead his team to a title. The team figures to play it extremely cautious with their superstar as he recovers from a second major injury in two years.
|The return of Derrick Rose from a torn ACL was a storyline 18 months in the making, which made it all the more depressing when he made it through just 10 games last season before succumbing to another knee injury. This time, Rose tore his meniscus in late November and ended up losing the remainder of the season as a result of the resulting surgery and recovery. Given his injury-plagued 2011-12 season, we haven't seen a full-strength Derrick rose since 2010-11, when he won his MVP Award. Rose was understandably rusty in his limited playing time last season, averaging 15.9 points, 3.2 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game, while shooting just 35.4 percent from the field overall. The risk of re-injury remains incredibly high at this point, considering how much time Rose has lost over the last three years, but his rustiness a year ago shouldn't be too much of a concern, given his prodigious talents. Rose is one of the toughest players to properly gauge the value of this season, but he probably won't last too long, especially if he makes it through the World Cup healthy. Rose probably won't last past the first four rounds on Draft Day, even considering the questions surrounding him.
(Updated 8/26/14) |
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