HoopsHype Derrick Rose rumors
Derrick Rose admittedly could have played against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday if he'd really wanted to, but he didn't. And after the Chicago Bulls star sprained both of his ankles in Friday night's loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, sitting was the right move. "It felt all right," Rose said after the game, a 106-105 win for the Bulls. "If it was a real need for me to play I think I could have played. But [I'm] just trying to be smart, trying to give it an extra day and thank God that we came out with the win." ESPN.com
Rose was asked if he spoke to Thibodeau about his status before the game and replied, “We didn’t even talk about it. He didn’t even ask me about it, to tell you the truth.’’ Thibodeau had an interesting reply earlier in the night when asked if he had a say in the restrictions process: “Naw, I just listen to what they have to say.’’ Asked if that was frustrating, he said, “No, I’m fine.’’ Chicago Sun-Times
Derrick Rose, who injured his left ankle in the second quarter after a stellar start to his night, eventually was pulled in the third when he felt as if the injury limited him. “Right now, I’m feeling good,’’ Rose said after the loss dropped the Bulls to 1-1. “My ankle is throbbing a little bit, but [I’m] just playing basketball. “Go to Minnesota, try and give it a go [Saturday]. If not, we still have [79 games]. I guess it’s part of the process. I guess the gods are testing me. It’s fine. I’ll get through it.’’ Rose said X-rays were negative. Chicago Sun-Times
As you can imagine, the last thing anyone wants to see is Rose getting hurt again. Late in the second quarter of the Bulls’ game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Derrick Rose landed funny, rolled his ankle, and pulled up hobbling. You could actually hear everyone saying “Nooooooooo.” For The Win
The former league MVP was at the Foot Locker on South State Street this afternoon to show off adidas’ new signature shoe, the adidas D Rose 5 Boost. Rose spoke to reporters for nearly 10 minutes and covered a range of topics including the new shoe, and his outlook on the upcoming season. Of particular interest was Rose’s response to being picked as “just” a top-30 player by several of the major websites. “I hear about the rankings here and there, but I know where I’m at with my game and the league," Rose said. "I know I’m not a top 30 player, I know I’m much higher. Everybody has their own opinion, and I can’t get mad that their voicing their opinion through a magazine or through a ranking. I can’t get mad at it.” CSN Chicago
Sure, there were hiccups for Rose and his teammates, but none seemed to have Rose the least bit worried. “I’m not concerned at all,’’ Rose said after the Bulls finished exhibition play 4-4. “I’m not concerned with the team. I know how hard we work as a team. Individually, I’m definitely not concerned with that. But as a team, seeing how everybody is focused. As long as everybody is focused on the same page, keep putting in that consistent work, that’s all you can ask for. That’s all you can ask from your team." Chicago Sun-Times
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