HoopsHype Derrick Rose rumors


March 9, 2015 Updates

Chicagoans are sticking behind Derrick Rose as he recovers from his third serious knee injury in three years and the outdoor Rose shrine discovered over the weekend is proof of that. The shrine is located under a viaduct on West Fullerton Avenue by the Kennedy Expressway and features a drawing of Rose wearing a crown of thorns and a banner with the words “PRAY-4-ROSE” on it. Because Rose recently had surgery on a torn medial meniscus in his right knee, there is a pair of crutches leaning up against the concerte wall as well. Flowers and candles normally reserved for a tribute to the deceased decorate the sidewalk. The candles all appear to be of the religious kind until you take a closer look and realize some feature Phil Jackson, Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. There’s also a basketball that has “Get Better D-Rose” written on it in black marker and a framed photo of Rose clutching his knee. Chicago Tribune

March 5, 2015 Updates

Speaking of people who have been there since Day 1, what kind of impact has Derrick Rose made on you? Jimmy Butler: Derrick is one of the better people that I've come to know because, if you look at what he does in this community — and I'm not even talking about the basketball aspect of it, we all know how great of a basketball player he is, but what he does for the city of Chicago, the passion that he has for kids — I think that is what really shows you who he is. You see him on the billboards and on the commercials, but you take that away from him, he's still a person like everybody else on our roster. And that's what I get from him the most, how much he cares about people other than himself, man. What else can you want in a point guard? I call him my brother. What else can you want in a brother? CBSSports.com

March 3, 2015 Updates

Taj Gibson thought about getting even when his longtime friend was shot in the head. Derrick Rose also lost a childhood friend to a gun, but he never wanted condolences. He and Gibson were simply talking about friends they've lost to violence. So did Bulls reserve Nazr Mohammed and former teammate Luol Deng. And so did several friends and siblings of Chicago teens who have been killed in recent years. They all appear in "You're Not Alone," an anti-violence video produced by Bulls center Joakim Noah and directed by award-winning author and documentarian Alex Kotlowitz. The video also serves as an invitation for people to talk candidly about the emotional toll of gun violence, much like several interview subjects did during the 8-minute film. Chicago Tribune

March 1, 2015 Updates

Derrick Rose began his third rehabilitation after a knee surgery in the last 34 months Saturday and displayed full confidence he will return to action this season. Though Rose won't address the media formally for a while, he roamed the Advocate Center hallways in good spirits, walking fine, openly vowing to overcome his latest setback to play down this season's stretch. Chicago Tribune

Given that this expected inconsistency followed Rose's two-season period in which he played in just 10 games, it's fair to wonder what another four to six week layoff will do to Rose's game. "He'll get past this hurdle," coach Tom Thibodeau said. "He has made it through two tough rehabs. This one will be much shorter, and he'll get back to being who he is." Chicago Tribune

February 28, 2015 Updates

K.C. Johnson: Rose will address media in coming days. But he's in good spirits, walking fine, began rehab. Very confident he'll play this season. Twitter @KCJHoop

And Derrick Rose, out four to six weeks following Friday’s arthroscopic right knee surgery, began his rehabilitation. “It’s just the initial steps,” Thibodeau said. “We’re cautiously optimistic. He’s in good spirits, on it. So that’s good. Chicago Tribune

February 27, 2015 Updates

Derrick Rose is one of Powerade’s most high-profile endorsers. With reports that he’ll be out 4-6 weeks after surgery to repair a menicus tear, Powerade employed creative marketing in support of Chicago’s former MVP point guard. The “Rose From Concrete” clip below has a message of perseverance through struggle and continuing to fight in tough times. The Fields of Green

The Chicago Bulls announced today that guard Derrick Rose underwent a successful meniscectomy earlier this morning to repair a medial meniscus tear in his right knee. The procedure was performed by Bulls head team physician Dr. Brian Cole at Rush Surgicenter. “This morning’s procedure went great,” said Chicago Bulls General Manager Gar Forman. “Derrick is expected to make a full recovery and he is anticipated to return to play in four to six weeks." NBA.com

The Chicago Bulls are hopeful Derrick Rose will be playing again in April, a time frame that would have him ready for the postseason. The 2010-11 MVP had outpatient surgery Friday morning to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, and was able to bear weight when it was over, Bulls general manager Gar Forman said. Rose is expected to begin rehab immediately, with a recovery of four to six weeks. USA Today Sports

Harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd, you’d hope for more compassion. Derrick’s a bright young man. He’s a savant about basketball, like in the Cavs game just before the All-Star break. As soon as he saw LeBron defend Tony Snell, Rose had Snell head for the weak side above the circle so LeBron couldn’t play in the passing lanes for steals and those Snell threes opened up the game and limiting LeBron on defense. Rose will also recite to you like a coach strengths and weaknesses of every point guard in the league like you are reading a scouting report. NBA.com

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