As Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose makes his way back from a brutal ACL tear, adidas Basketball presents the first episode of “The Return of Derrick Rose.” Entitled “Belief,” the three-minute video recaps Rose’s season-ending injury against the Philadelphia 76ers in the first game of their series in the 2012 NBA Playoffs. Spotlighting the beginning of his rehabilitation process, the point guard explains that his family, friends and hometown of Chicago are ultimately what will pull him through these tough times and serve as a catalyst for his return to greatness.
The Bulls are open to making a trade before the draft, notably a deal including Luol Deng, according to a league source.
With roughly $56 million committed to Deng, Derrick Rose, Carlos Boozer, and Joakim Noah, Chicago is likely looking to clear cap space because of luxury-tax concerns.
Toronto and Golden State have been mentioned as possible trade partners.
Chicago will make a run at Steve Nash and Jason Kidd in free agency, according to a source.
C.J. Watson filled in admirably in place of an injured Derrick Rose in the postseason, but the Bulls are expected to look to upgrade at point guard during Rose’s absence.
Rose is walking with a soft brace after undergoing surgery to repair a torn left ACL and is hoping to return by next season’s All-Star break.
Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose will be out approximately eight to 12 months after undergoing surgery to repair his left ACL, said Dr. Brian Cole, who performed the surgery on Saturday.
The 23-year-old Rose tore the ACL on April 28 during the first game of the Bulls’ Eastern Conference quarterfinals series against the Philadelphia 76ers. Without Rose, the Bulls became only the fifth No. 1 seed to lose to an eighth seed as the Sixers won in six games.
“Derrick is doing great,” Cole said Tuesday at a news conference at Rush University Medical Center. “The surgery went extremely well. Really no surprises. It was pretty routine.
Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose spent Monday in a walking boot after injuring an ankle during Sunday afternoon’s game against the New York Knicks and is uncertain for Tuesday night’s rematch, according to a league source.
Rose will be re-evaluated by the Bulls’ medical staff before Tuesday morning’s shootaround at the Berto Center, the source said.
Rose dealt with an ankle injury during last season’s playoffs, but didn’t miss any games because of it. He is averaging 23 points and 7.9 assists this season.
Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose says he can dance, but that he does not feel as if the All-Star Game is the right venue to showcase those skills.
“I can dance,” Rose said after Sunday night’s All-Star Game. “But there’s a time and place for that and I don’t think it was right, then and there.”
“I don’t care,” Rose said.
“You just know that’s me, man. If you would have saw me out there dancing, you would have been looking at me different. I’m just me. I can’t be anybody else. I think that’s what people see.”
The NBA announced their 2012 All-Star Starters on Thursday.
For the Eastern Conference, Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony were the leading vote-getters.
In the Western Conference, Kobe Bryant and Chris Paul are joined by Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin and Andrew Bynum.
Griffin and Bynum each will be starting in their first All-Star Game.
Exhibition games like the two taking place in the Philippines this weekend are proving to be quite profitable for players, with one source with knowledge of the deals saying the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant and Chicago’s Derrick Rose are being paid more than $400,000 apiece for their weekend of tax-free work.
The Bulls’ storybook season ended in stunning fashion when the Heat closed out the Eastern Conference finals in five games with a come-from-behind 83-80 victory.
“Everything is on me,” (Derrick) Rose said. “Turnovers, missed shots, fouls. Learn from it. That’s all I can do. The series is over with. I wasn’t tired. I was just making dumb decisions, and it cost us the game.”
When it counted the most, Derrick Rose didn’t find himself up against Mike Bibby or Mario Chalmers. It was LeBron James and Dwyane Wade who took on the hefty defensive challenge of slowing down Rose in the clutch. And it worked.
“Tonight definitely was on me,” Rose said. “I had two opportunities to end the game. Couldn’t do it. If anything, learn from it.”
Rose finished 8 of 27 from the field for 23 points, was 1 of 9 from the 3-point range and had seven turnovers. He was 1 for 5 from the field in the fourth quarter and was 0 for 3 in overtime with a turnover.