Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose believes he’s finally ready to make his return to the NBA hardwood. Rose tore his ACL during the 2012 NBA playoffs and received criticism for not suiting up for the Bulls last season.
“I think I am 100 percent,” Rose said, via CSN Chicago. “I’m doing almost everything. I’m squatting, running, lifting almost every other day, just being back on the court after you have an ACL injury, you’re kind of hesitant at first about how you step, what way you should step, learning how to run, accelerate, accelerate while you run and while you’re slowing down. For me, I’m reacting right now where I don’t have to think about anything. If I want to get to a spot, I’m going to get there no matter what. It kind of feels good having that feeling again.
Rose had to consider the best decision not just for a season but the duration of his career. Coming back too early could’ve been a disaster. Expect to see a ton of rust on October 5th when the Bulls face off against the Pacers in preseason NBA action.