In the first piece of sanity of I have seen from either Derrick Rose or the Bulls organization, Rose has suggested that he would sit out the season if he does not feel his knee is right. In a sit down with Rachel Nichols of ESPN, here is what Derrick had to say:
“Everybody has their own opinions,” Rose said in an interview Oct. 1 with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols. “When the time comes I just have to be ready and prove to the people here that I am ready to play. Who knows when that time is? If it’s all year I might wait the whole year, so what? If I come back at the All-Star (break), so what?
“If anything, I think I’ve learned it’s going to help me with my patience. I think I’m way more patient.”
Remember that Derrick Rose tore his ACL April 28th and had surgery May 12th. It has been less than 5 full months since his surgery. I have said from day one that Rose should sit out the entire season because his value to the Bulls is hopefully long term and the team will not win a championship as they are currently built with or without him this year. The biggest threat to Rose coming back 100% or rushing back too soon is himself. I hope this is the start of some rational thinking and Rose ends up playing 10 more years. Just not this one.