Derrick Rose Comments on Retiring with Bulls, His Son and More

January 12th, 2016 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »

Despite a hot-and-cold relationship with Bulls fans and a drop down in the organizational pecking order behind Jimmy Butler, Derrick Rose says he doesn't want to play anywhere but Chicago.  

"That's still true. Still true," Rose told Nick Friedell of of wanting to retire in Chicago. "Just having my son [P.J.], I'm doing all this because of my son now, you know? Just wanting to be around him every day, having him come up here, shoot with me or see me shooting til he's able to become a ball boy. Little things like that I think about long term. Just trying to get him groomed, trying to get him used to being in the environment."

Rose, 27, is in the midst of a difficult all-around season. He's averaging a career-low 14.9 points, 4.9 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game while shooting just 40 percent from the field. 

An orbital fracture suffered in the preseason has been a huge factor in Rose's performance, as he's been forced to wear a mask, essentially playing with one eye. Rose's play has recently taken an uptick since removing the mask—he's shooting 49.2 percent and averaging 18.5 points in January&mdas ...

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