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January 13, 2015 Updates

Another person who isn't concerned is respected basketball trainer Rob McClanaghan, whose client list includes Rose, John Wall, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love, Chandler Parsons, Al Horford and Candace Parker. McClanaghan has worked with Rose for eight years. "Obviously you hear the chirping about his shooting and once in a while sitting out a game. That's all to be expected," McClanaghan said. "Derrick knows his body better than anybody. He's even further along than I thought he'd be. "I know exactly what he's doing, why he's doing it and he's being very safe and smart about it. We want him playing at a high level in April and May and not necessarily the first quarter of Game 15. That's what people don't understand about these kind of injuries." USA Today Sports

Rose also drew a few sideways looks earlier this season when he said, "I'm thinking about after I'm done with basketball, having graduations to go to, having meetings to go to. I don't want to be in my meetings all sore or be at my son's graduation all sore just because of something I did in the past. Just learning and being smart.'' He was criticized for ambivalence and not being all in short term or long term. Rose explained, "I think far ahead. A lot of people took that and ran with it, took it out of proportion and ran the wrong way, thinking I was thinking about retirement right now. I still have goals I want to achieve. I still have games I want to win. I still want to play in the NBA. I still want to win a championship. I've got a long career ahead. I'm only 26. I love this game too much." USA Today Sports

January 12, 2015 Updates

Rose also drew a few sideways looks earlier this season when he said, "I'm thinking about after I'm done with basketball, having graduations to go to, having meetings to go to. I don't want to be in my meetings all sore or be at my son's graduation all sore just because of something I did in the past. Just learning and being smart.'' He was criticized for ambivalence and not being all in short term or long term. Rose explained, "I think far ahead. A lot of people took that and ran with it, took it out of proportion and ran the wrong way, thinking I was thinking about retirement right now. I still have goals I want to achieve. I still have games I want to win. I still want to play in the NBA. I still want to win a championship. I've got a long career ahead. I'm only 26. I love this game too much." USA Today Sports

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December 31, 2014 Updates

Rose followed his 5-for-20 night at the Pacers with a 2-for-15 clunker in the Bulls' 96-82 loss to the Nets that snapped a seven-game win streak. With a 0-for-5 night from 3-point range, Rose dropped to a career-low 26.3 percent on the season from that distance. Worse, he's attempting a career-high 5.4 attempts per game. "Terrible," Rose said, when asked to describe his night. But Rose won't stop shooting. "My confidence to shoot is there," he said. "All of them were on target. They're just not falling. I'm not going to stop shooting. If they go under (screens), I'm going to shoot the shot. I work on it enough. I just haven't seen them go in yet. Chicago Tribune

December 29, 2014 Updates

The Chicago Bulls come into Monday night's game against the Indiana Pacers having won six games in a row and nine of their last ten, but star point guard Derrick Rose is convinced his team can get even better as the season progresses. "I think we can," Rose said before Monday's shootaround. "I don't want to jinx ourselves but I think we can really make a run for this [championship] this year. But it just takes focus, discipline and we got to sacrifice a little bit." ESPN.com

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau echoes those sentiments. He is pleased with the way his team is performing, he just doesn't want them to lose focus. "I think we're moving in the right, the last 10 games, we're moving in right direction," Thibodeau said. "I think [we're] playing strong on both sides of the ball. We're getting a lot of contributions from different people. And it's been good but we have to be able to sustain it and keep building." ESPN.com

December 24, 2014 Updates

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