Remember Derrick Rose? The talented point guard for the Chicago Bulls who became the youngest player ever to win an MVP (he was 22 when he took home the honor in 2011) before missing the entire 2012-2013 season with a torn ACL?
Well, apparently Rose has finally went on the record and stated that he will be returning to the Bulls lineup, all but guaranteeing that he will play in the season opener:
Derrick Rose says he's 100 percent and will play the first game of the season.
— HoopsHype (@hoopshype) July 15, 2013
It seemed as if Rose has become more known over the last year for being on the sidelines than he was for averaging 21 points and 6.8 assists per game through his first four seasons. While the Bulls were able to win 45 games and advance to the second round without Rose, there should be no questions that a healthy Rose makes the Bulls a much better team.
It may take Rose a little time to get his rhythm back, but the year off to improve his strength should result in an improvement in his overall game. We’ll see who he’ll make his debut against when the NBA’s 2013-2014 schedule is released on July 25th.
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