Derrick Rose’s Return May Not Require Much Adjusting from Chicago Bulls

March 31st, 2015 by Kelly Scaletta Leave a reply »

In many ways, this might seem like this is just another year of waiting for the Chicago Bulls coming back from injury. But this return isn’t the same as previous returns, and these Bulls aren’t the same as the old Bulls.

The nature of Rose’s injury is different, the team is deeper and the reliance on Rose isn’t nearly as great. For these reasons, the reincorporation of Rose into the offense shouldn’t be much of an issue this time around.


A Different Procedure

This return from Rose is different both in terms of both its mentality and level.

Probably the most important thing to recognize here is that this is a completely different type of procedure that Rose is returning from. His previous returns are from repairs while this is a return from a removal.

First, that changes the entire mental approach to returning because there’s no risk of reinjuring the knee. His and the team’s approach are completely different.

Rose took contact for the first time on March 30, just five weeks after the procedure. Afterward, coach Tom Thibodeau to ...

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