Originally posted on Sports-Glory  |  Last updated 10/17/13
Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is back, and better than ever. “I think I’m way more explosive now,” Rose said after scoring 22 points in 22 minutes via ESPNChicago.com. “Like getting to the rim. I think I can take contact a little bit better. And as far as jumping-wise, I think I can jump even higher. They tested my vertical — I increased it by 5 inches. I just didn’t show it yet because there’s no need to.” Rose said his vertical has increased from 37 inches to 42 inches. “The biggest thing is after you have an ACL or any injury, it’s the mental part,” Rose said. “And for me not to think about anything no more and actually be reacting to the defense and the offense, it feels great knowing that I’m safe. I don’t have to worry about anything at all, even if I go to the hole and get contact and fall any type of way, that I could easily get up and bounce right back and play the way that I normally know how to play.” Rose sat out Saturday’s game in Rio de Janeiro due to soreness, but he said there is no need for fans to worry. “I feel normal right now,” he said. “I’m not worried about anything. I don’t have any aches or have any nagging injuries or anything. I’m really taking care of my body and really preparing myself for this long season.” The post Derrick Rose: I’m ‘way more explosive now’ and can ‘jump even higher’ appeared first on Sports Glory.
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