HoopsHype Derrick Rose rumors

November 1, 2014 Updates

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

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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

October 21, 2014 Updates

One knee shredded. Then, after a heralded return—and 10 games of 35.4 percent shooting—the other. Life has come at Derrick Rose fast. Monday night, he came back at James' new team even faster. "The fastest guy on the court by far," Bulls center Joakim Noah said, smiling. Bleacher Report

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Asked if Thibodeau’s push for perfection year after year gets tiresome, Rose said, “No, I’m numb to it now. I’m used to it. Like [Tuesday], we didn’t even speak about it. We know what we have to do. It’s only one goal, and we can’t let anything get in the way of that goal.’’ The idea of “one goal’’ is common ground for Rose and Thibodeau. The path to that goal is where they diverge. Chicago Sun-Times

October 14, 2014 Updates

"His thing is wanting to be the same," Rose's brother, Reggie, says. Reggie finishes lunch and drives away, eventually making his way east on West 63rd Street. Thirteen years older, his domineering presence kept Derrick from being picked apart by the Gangster Disciples who controlled their neighborhood, then the parasitic runners and gatekeeping NCAA officials who controlled the avenues and mechanisms of escape. Nothing, not drug dealers or money-hungry basketball pimps or amateurism-guarding schoolmarms, would keep his brother stuck in Englewood. Traffic is thin as he crosses Halsted Street, with Kennedy-King College looking modern and alien at the intersection. Everything else is plywood and blight. ESPN.com

"You know what?" Reggie says, turning thoughtful, surrounded by reminders of his past. He thinks about Derrick, and how three years ago, his then-22-year-old brother was innocent and unafraid, the most valuable player in the NBA. "He knows that he will never get back to that," Reggie says. ESPN.com

That's the admission everyone has been digging for, but that's not what he means: The new Derrick Rose is explosive and aggressive, but he's coming back like Eve came back from the apple, mining intellectual and emotional depths he couldn't have imagined when he first hurt his knee. He's different now, for sure, maybe for better, maybe for worse. The old Derrick Rose is a casualty of the two injuries and the knowledge that came with them. "He's gone," Reggie says, and he sounds a little melancholy. ESPN.com

October 12, 2014 Updates

Thanks to 16 points on 5-for-10 shooting, including 3-for-4 from three-point range, Rose turned in his best performance of the preseason, and the Bulls beat the upstart Milwaukee Bucks 91-85 on Saturday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. It was a far cry from last month, when Rose shot 25 percent from the field in the FIBA World Cup, including 1-for-19 from three-point range. “[Rose] doesn’t look like he has missed any games in a sense of his athletic ability,’’ Bucks coach Jason Kidd said. “In the summer, he looked extremely powerful with his speed. Sometimes injuries can be a positive because they’ve helped him develop the jump shot from beyond the arc. [The injuries have] given him a lot of time to concentrate on that. We’re talking about a guy that has played at a high level, MVP, so he’s a smart player, and the injuries are a positive thing that helped him develop the jump shot.’’ Chicago Sun-Times

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