Monday, September 23, 2013
Biggest adjustment for Rose
By Nick Borges
Derrick Rose missed all of 2012-13 recovering physically and mentally from surgery to repair his torn ACL. Rose is excited for the start of training camp and heading into the season he knows what will be his biggest adjustment on the floor.
"It's so many players that played hard last year, just trying to get to the playoffs and just trying to prove people wrong, and for me to come back, who knows when I'm going to get my rhythm?" Rose tells ESPNChicago.com. "It might take one game, it might take five games, 10 games, who knows?"
The Bulls will have a very strong starting unit with Rose and Jimmy Butler in the backcourt and Luol Deng, Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah in the frontcourt. Their ability to produce will allow Rose to assimilate back into the lineup without having too much pressure. The Bulls first preseason game is Oct. 5 against Indiana and Rose expects to play, however that call won't be made by him.
"My minutes, I can't discuss that, but that's something you can probably ask [coach Tom Thibodeau] or the front office," Rose said. "For me, I feel good."