Derrick Rose is not Ricky Rubio.
Forget that both have been for so long reduced to two things, ACL tear and point guard, and remember how utterly dissimilar they are. That said, I've spend the past year watching Rubio recover from an ACL tear, watching him slowly build from inactivity to cardio to limited practice to limited minutes and now, finally and just in the past month, to playing like the player he was a year ago.
Derrick Rose is not Ricky Rubio, and that argument can go two ways. Derrick Rose is not Ricky Rubio, and so maybe his knee responds differently. Maybe it healed faster, maybe slower, maybe differently -- so stop comparing. Conversely, Derrick Rose is not Ricky Rubio, and so his rehab might be more complex based on the way he plays, the jumping and explosiveness and dunking that characterize his game and make him great.
Argument no. 1 is valid, but it's almost irrelevant. Rose was cleared to play, and ACL recoveries without setbacks follow a rather standa...