Bulls' Teammates Impressed by Derrick Rose's Process

Derrick Rose continues to make progress in his recovery from knee surgery.  There is still no timetable for his return, but Rose is clearly getting closer.  His teammates see it, and it is obvious in practice.  Rose has been showing some of his trademark explosiveness according to reports.

According to Aggrey Sam of CSN Chicago, Rose's teammates have seen Rose run and even dunk in practice, and this has them talking.

“I think it’s all a blessing and it’s just great to see him out there, jumping and shooting jump shots, and moving the way that he does," Jimmy Butler said. "Who knows if he comes back and has a start like Adrian Peterson did? That’s crazy.”
Rose is participating in "predictable contact" drills in practice says Sam.  This is a step forward, but the Bulls guard is still not playing in full contact practice.  That will be the next step before Rose's return.  If he can continue at this pace, the early reports for last year that Rose could return in February may be accurate.

The Bulls have been able to overcome Derrick Rose's injury quite well this season.  They are 19-14 and in fifth place in the Eastern Conference.  However, Rose could bring them back to dominance.  He has averaged 21.8 points per game and 8.7 assists per game in his career.  He pushed the Bulls to the best record in the NBA last season.

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