HoopsHype Derrick Rose rumors


February 25, 2015 Updates

Highly regarded NBA trainer Tim Grover, who has worked with Michael Jordan, Dwyane Wade and Kobe Bryant, tried to find optimism. He tweeted, "Before you panic about DRose it's not uncommon for athletes to return at a high level from multiple meniscus tears--if you do the work right." USA Today Sports

Rose will do the right work. Rose and everyone close to him will tell you that, and Rose will have another comeback. In that January interview with USA TODAY Sports, Rose said, "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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USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo told the Tribune that Derrick Rose will be invited to the association's Las Vegas minicamp this summer, a critical step in 2016 Olympic participation. "He’s going to be invited this summer," Colangelo said. "We’re bringing all our players back to Vegas. We’re going to find out who’s committed and who isn’t. And we go from there." Chicago Tribune

Derrick Rose isn't an NBA All-Star in 2015. Hasn't been one for the past three years now, in fact. Doesn't seem to miss it, which might be true or might just be the easiest way of coping -- you be the judge. "To tell you the truth, I don't let that define the type of player I am," Rose said late Thursday. "When I'm on the floor, do they have to game-plan for me? That's the only thing I care about. "Missing All-Star? No, I will not miss it," Rose added emphatically. "I will be somewhere with my feet up, enjoying it." NBA.com

"I've said this before, it is very difficult to come back after one year -- and you're looking at 2½ years for Derrick," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. "That really is a long time. I think his confidence is coming and the timing is coming back. He is getting back to where his strengths are. That is really big for us." NBA.com

February 13, 2015 Updates

They won their fourth straight after dropping 10 of 15 and entered the All-Star break with a 1 1/2-game lead in the Central division over the Cavaliers. Leading the way was their former MVP point guard, a player who missed most of the previous two seasons because of injuries to each knee. "I'm just letting my game come to me," Rose said. "That's all I'm doing. I'm being patient with the ball. ... I'm trying to read the defense and pass the ball to the right people that are open." ESPN.com

February 10, 2015 Updates

After nosing around it seems all year, Rose is often the first person dressed and out of the locker room, not only on game days but during practice days too. While the rest of the team breaks off into their groups, Rose is often the lone wolf and gone. Basketball Insiders

While everyone in the Bulls locker room sort of takes the same stance on Rose (mainly that he’s their brother and they love him), there is really a sense that being away from the team on a day-to-day basis throughout much of the last two seasons created gaps – gaps there were not there when Rose was ripping through the NBA and winning the MVP award. Rose was as much a part of the group as anyone. Basketball Insiders

February 5, 2015 Updates

Sam Smith: Rose on issues: "Effort and lack of communication on the defensive side. We’ve been saying this for a couple of weeks, but it's so true." Twitter @SamSmithHoops

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