If rumors are to be believed, Derrick Rose will not have to wait too long to prove he is back. With the NBA schedule reportedly set to come out Tuesday, the hot rumor is that the Bulls will open their season in Miami against the Heat. Derrick Rose will have one game to prove just at what level he is at after missing the entire 2013 season recovering from a torn ACL.
Rose will be ready to go for that game and, by all account, could probably play tomorrow if he wanted to.
The 2014 season though will be about how quickly Derrick Rose can work his way back from the injury and prove himself to be among the league's elite once again. Even though he won the MVP in 2011, this is still a "what have you done for me now" society and Rose will have to prove that he can play at that level consistently. In 2012, Rose averaged 21.8 points and 7.9 assists per game in leading the Bulls to their second consecutive top overal seed in the Playoffs.
Then, of course, he tore his ACL in Game One aga...