Behind closed doors, Rose is participating in limited practice, going through “the dummy offense, close-out drills” and yes, “flying down the floor,” Bulls guard Jimmy Butler said. He’s also still acting as the team leader, including giving advice at halftime when he watches games in the locker room. Butler was optimistic that Rose will be back and ready to play this season.
“It’s the spirited Derrick you see more, because he’s so excited to be back out there with us,” Butler said. “To be able to put on that practice jersey and just grind it out with us. You’re seeing him smiling and you’re seeing the stuff Derrick does, the floaters, the jumpers. You’re just like, ‘Damn, he’s back.’ Right where he left off, if not even better.”
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