Re: Derrick Rose participating in 5 on 5's.
Need to make a point here for anyone who is reading....
I think what the Bulls are doing from I have gathered from numerous Chicago Bulls news outlets and also namely Sam Smith, is the Bulls and Derrick Rose AREN'T viewing his return to the court in the same traditional way we've seen other ACL injured players come back.
We know of Shumpert and Rubio as the most common comparisons due to time of injury and position. Both the Knicks and Wolves brought these players back slowly once they started playing in games again with minute restrictions and holding them off in B2B's. However these guys also came back quicker when it comes to the month count, as we know Shumpert suffered his injury the same day as Rose.
All i have been reading and hearing is, that is not the way Rose will return this year if he does*(he will). The Bulls and Rose want his return to be when the chances of a setback are at the lowest possible percentage. I guess what Im saying is when Rose balls again, it won't be w/ minutes restrictions or held out on back to backs.
When he is ready, REALLY ready, it will be like releasing a demon. Rose only knows how to go hard, and yes we hope he will play less recklessly but he is on record as saying he won't be seen as a "shooter" post return, he said his game will always be based on driving....