Eric Maynor Gives Derrick Rose Advice Regarding Knee Injury

There's been no shortage of advice for the ailing Chicago Bulls guard, but Derrick Rose has seemed to take everyone's advice in stride while continuing his rehab program.  The newest player to offer up some suggestions for Rose is Oklahoma City guard Eric Maynor.  Maynor experienced a similar injury as Rose, underwent surgery, and missed 9 1/2 months before making his return.

According to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, Maynor suggests that Rose travel with the team during his rehab.  Maynor also reiterated what many players have already told Rose.  He essentially said Rose should not rush himself back.  As for the travel, it's not certain whether Rose will hit the road with the team when the regular season starts.

"I was bored and thinking too much," Maynor said. "When I got with my teammates, they were able to push me every day."
Rose is not expected to return to the court until sometime next year - likely in February if all goes well with his rehab.  In the meantime he is strengthening his core and shooting around the gym.  Rose has averaged  21 points per game in his NBA career, and the Bulls will miss that while he is out.

Chicago opens their season against the Sacramento Kings on October 31st.  They've managed a 4-2 record during the preseason, but most people will agree that the preseason does not matter.  Obviously, it's the regular season that counts.

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