Derrick Rose isn't sure he'll be the same player once he returns from his knee surgery.
He thinks he might be better.
The superstar point guard's recovery remains the biggest issue hanging over the Chicago Bulls, particularly after they announced a four-year contract extension for coach Tom Thibodeau on Monday. Rose is expected to miss a big chunk of the season after tearing the ACL in his left knee late in a playoff-opening win over the Philadelphia 76ers, an injury that sent the top-seeded Bulls staggering toward a first-round exit.
''I'm going to be a better player, but who knows in what area?'' Rose said at the team's media day session. ''My legs have never been this strong before. My upper body has never been this strong before. My core has never been this strong before. I'm just going to see how far this takes me.''
The strides he's made since his surgery are encouraging, but his return date remains up in the air. How soon after that until he's back to his old MVP form rem...