Originally written on Beyond The Buzzer  |  Last updated 11/12/14
Although the All-Star point guard is now engaging in “predictable contact” during practice, his teammates are cautious with him. “We definitely don’t want to get him hurt again, so if he’s going to the cup, let him go. Open ‘J,’ contest it, but don’t let him come down any wrong way…Things that basketball players do with their teammates. As far as he goes, he’s continuing to go hard, that’s for sure.” Butler acknowledged that with Rose’s competitive nature, the Chicago native sometimes struggles to limit himself and is yearning to ramp up the process. “You can tell, but he’s a great leader, so he doesn’t really let it show too often. But you know that he wants to be out there with us and you know that he wants to be out there competing, and helping us get these wins,” said the second-year swingman. “You ask him about it, and he’s like, ‘Man, I’m so ready,’ but who knows? I know that I don’t.” via CSN Chicago
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