Derrick Rose Beginning to Resemble Point Guard Chicago Bulls Know and Love

December 28th, 2015 by Sean Highkin Leave a reply »

CHICAGO — For months, Derrick Rose has been promising that one day, everything was going to click. It’s a belief in himself that has seemed at times naive as he’s struggled through stretches of the Chicago Bulls’ season that have left many wondering whether he’d ever be the same player he was before the injuries.

There have been flashes, sure, a game here or a fourth-quarter outburst there that kept the hope alive that one day Rose would be himself again. What was missing was the consistency or even the realistic expectation that he would be able to perform at that level day in and day out.

That kind of return to form for Rose was what it would take for this Bulls team to reach its ceiling, and it’s become more than fair to question whether that would ever happen.

He's not all the way there yet, but over the past week, Rose has started to put together a string of games that can’t be taken as anything but encouraging. He followed his 19-point performance in the Bulls’ Christmas Day win against the Oklahoma City Thunder with an efficient 25 points on 12-of-20 shooting the follo ...

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