Derrick Rose has made comments regarding his knee injury that have ruffled a few feathers. He said he wouldn't come back until he was 110%, and he's talked about not coming back until he's ready (indicating that there may be some pressuring him). But the comments come with good reason behind them. Rose, the Chicago Bulls' All-Star and MVP, simply isn't healthy enough to play yet.
According to NBA.com, Rose is making progress, but he is not ready to hit the court. He talked about his knee and his status and indicated that there's still work to do. He even said, he wouldn't mind missing the entire year if necessary.
"If it's where it's taking me a long time and I'm still not feeling right, I wouldn't mind missing this year," he said Wednesday night in the visitors' locker room at TD Garden.
Rose has been out since last year when he tore his ACL in the Bulls' playoff run. Chicago was eventually bounce from the postseason, and Rose has been rehabbing ever since. Although Chicago has seen some success without him, they would love to get Rose back on the court to make a push into the playoffs.
Rose was the 2010-11 MVP. In his career, he has averaged 21.0 points, 6.8 assists, and 3.8 rebounds per game. He is the key to long-term success in the city of Chicago.