Found September 24, 2013 on Crossover Chronicles:
PLAYERS: Derrick Rose
TEAMS: Chicago Bulls
The Chicago Bulls will finally have their all-star guard Derrick Rose back on the court next season after taking last season off to recover from an ACL injury. But coming back from such a brutal injury brings questions. Can Rose perform at the level he was pre-injury? Will he play tentatively?  Rose recently opened up in an interview and weighed in on coming back from the injury including what he will work on next season, who is the toughest players to guard in the NBA and addressing his naysayers. [follow]

Examining Derrick Rose’s rank in Sports Illustrated’s Top 100

Yesterday, I posted where Jimmy Butler, Carlos Boozer, Luol Deng, and Joakim Noah ranked in Sports Illustrated’s Top 100 Players of 2014 series. Obviously, a fifth Chicago Bulls player, a certain Derrick Rose feller, ranks on that list, higher than those four. Today, we look at where Rose came in on the list. As in the previous post, I’ll show you what the tag team of Ben Golliver...

Kevin Durant Says Derrick Rose is Looking Better Than Ever

Frankly, I am tired of everyone talking about Derrick Rose, just wake me when he is on the court, so we can really see if he is better than ever. Durant, who was an offseason workout partner with Rose, said the Chicago Bulls star “looks better” with the start of training camp days away. “He’s been looking great,” Durant told Comcast SportsNet Chicago on Tuesday. “It...

Former MVP Derrick Rose ready to lead Bulls again

The ''MVP! MVP!'' chants rained down on Derrick Rose just as they did before he was injured. Now that he's poised to return, the Chicago Bulls star figures to hear them again on a regular basis. Rose believes he's ready to dominate again and help his team contend for a championship. With training camp set to open this week, the former MVP point guard said...

Derrick Rose: “My only goal is to win a championship”

Derrick Rose has recovered from his devastating knee injury and it back with a vengeance, stating that his “only goal is to win a championship” and that his “confidence grew as a player”. I’m all for Rose manning up and returning to the Bulls as an improved player in 2013, but with all of the heat he’s taken from the city he resides from, coming back with an added confidence...

Bulls’ And Derrick Rose Expect His Return To Go Smoothly

Derrick Rose is all in for Chicago, and whether he likes it or not, all eyes in the basketball world will be on Rose and the Bulls opening night. The NBA did Rose no favors when they matched the Bulls up with the defending champion Miami Heat on banner night. Rose for his part isn’t buying into the pressure, and seems to be taking his return in stride.  During his first public...

Bulls' Derrick Rose ready to return

Chicago Bulls are set to open training camp on Friday, and point guard Derrick Rose told reporters -- including K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune -- that he is ready to return to the court. Rose said that no mental hurdles remain for him as he prepares for the team's Oct. 5 preseason opener.“Right now, my legs are good,” he said. “I’m just trying to stay positive and...

Kevin Durant Thinks Derrick Rose “Looks Better” Following Recovery From ACL Surgery

Derrick Rose played it safe following his ACL surgery in 2012 by rehabbing all of last season to make sure he came back to the Chicago Bulls this fall in the best shape possible. The decision was a controversial one, largely because his team is a top contender when he’s in the lineup and doctors cleared him to play. But according to one NBA superstar, Rose made a smart choice. ...

Previewing the 2013 Season: Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls surprised a lot of people last year by making it to the second round of the NBA Playoffs without their superstar point guard Derrick Rose. Rose is prepared to make his comeback this season, and is said to be in great shape. There are quite a few things that will factor into […]

The Return of Rose

The Chicago Bulls are hopeful about the return of their star point guard Derrick Rose, who seems optimistic and ready to take the court come October. Rose, the league MVP in 2011, who has been recovering from a torn ACL for the past 17 months, posted a message to his Facebook fans stating, “My only […]

Kevin Durant: Derrick Rose ‘looks better’

Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant worked out with Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose this summer and told Sports Talk Live on Comcast SportsNet Tuesday that he thinks Rose’s decision to miss the past season to rehab his knee was the best decision. “He’s been looking great. It was 

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