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Derrick Rose plays teammates 1-on-1 | Is he ready?

Published on March 27th, 2013 by Astramskas, David | 8,312 views

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You can’t help but get excited watching videos like this of Rose playing 1-on-1 with teammates and showing flashes of the crossover that we miss but i’m in the minority that doesn’t want to see Rose back on the court.  With 13 games left in the regular season for the Bulls,  I don’t want to hear about one of the most exciting and promising young players in the league rushing to step ono the court until he feels he’s 100% ready.

Chicago native Dwyane Wade agrees.

“I think he’s doing the right thing. He’s taking his time to come back. I mean, he’s a young guy. Obviously, the city of Chicago and the Chicago Bulls are going to lean on him a lot. He’s going to do some amazing things. You don’t want him to not be 100 percent. From afar I have been proud of how he has handled this situation, not rushing back until he’s ready.’”

I grew up watching Penny Hardaway and saw what happens when a young, great talent continues to come back too early from injuries and I don’t want to see it happen to a rare role model like Derrick Rose.  His contributions on the NBA court isn’t half of what makes him so important to the Bulls franchise and the NBA.

 




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