SportsTalk Live: When will Rose return?
Wed, 13 Mar 2013|
The Panel of SportsTalk Live debate whether or not Derrick Rose will return this season and the recent struggles of the Bulls - 3/13
Really don't know. I'm just like go anywhere else playing so that they will feel normal until then I was -- way. I've had the impression -- the organization. A teammate and laundry room to play hard. Our -- it's. Time. Late game field numbers. -- Rose finally spoke with the beat reporters out in California yesterday during a Bulls practice. Dusty his -- As for the much out -- publicized return he's still just not certain yet. And we're pleased now to be joined by mr. NBA the host of our Bulls pre and post game coverage march and -- he thinks you're jumping in so. This came out about I don't know 2420 hours or so ago right finally speaking what are you hearing from some of the fans now that he's actually come. Out in smoking and had admitted that this this is the the final thing he has been cleared and this is what's gonna -- Well I think it's all over the map right now I think most fans have such a world of respect for Derrick Rose and always accomplish in his career going back to Simeon high school. All the great things he's on with the Bulls he's built up a lot of equity people love their -- they love his first son they just wanna see him back on the basketball court I don't think anyone it. Is really angry or upset that he's not playing I think them for the most part. People look at that you know we're gonna give him the benefit of the doubt -- so it's his body knows what's going on with his knee he knows what he's ready to get back on the floor. They just can't wait to see -- player that gets the real frustration he's entertain fans in Chicago for so long people are really missing that in the bulls' team right now is struggling. Well the other injuries that the deal with that they really need a boost. Of course there could provide that if he was ready to go. Then you know and it felt that if she says mark. Because I've. As the Bulls fan and season to -- felt all bit the exact same things are saying but -- favorites the threshold though. Where. I'm starting to get irritated. Mean to the point that it seems like its a lot of excuses it seems like there's a lot of uncertainty and it seems like there's a lot of guys that are whispered in his -- get a lot of different messages from a lot of different sources. And at some point the Bulls organization has been incredibly supportive has -- paying him a lot of money. And physically he's ready to go and mentioned his knee I don't even think it's about the -- I think it's all up here and he's got to somehow become mentally tough long enough. To -- don't go put in these ten minutes twelve minutes a game seem a live game action feels like because until he does that. He's not gonna feel right he's never gonna get to a point where weeks of Marino's hall -- feels great college golf. Biker -- for so we've set Kendall gill and I've said this all time that the only way it's gonna take that final step in Israel. Is to get out there and actual NBA games and play against NBA competition. You go through all the drills you can go through all the -- 75% intensity in practice and feel fine but until you actually have to cut off that knee. Explode off that -- united know exactly how are gonna feel the doctors have told the knee is sound you're gonna be OK but mentally he's got to overcome that -- I think that that right now what's happened is that there's been more discussion of it in the media over the last six weeks two months. And that's what's become more frustrating you know in today's. Twitter verse you know he's -- constant comments about what's going on and I think now people are heard all voicing their opinions are what they think there should be doing. And I know Tom Thibodeau tried to answer questions patiently he's pretty much of the same thing every day that they trust Erica -- -- is time to go. We'll get him out there but there's been so much coverage of the last few weeks I think it has reached a threshold were people is filled with frustrated. Because of tiger about that how frustrated do you think you know his teammates who never came out to drive double play but. I'm sure when when you know we've been talking about this all along when joking going out there in the walls going out there less than 100% at some point you wanna see. Derek even if he's not feeling right get out there and help this team out that you know. Really seems to be gasping. Gasping for our running on fumes right now Willis look what's happened the team since February 1 the team is seven and eleven since February 1 they've had a number of players. Go down because of injuries. Right now the point guard position is being manned by Nate Robinson who really is a bench guy a -- off the bench he's not a point guard and in nineteen year old rookie Marcus -- got she just turned point. But those guys are not gonna give you NBA caliber point guard play they need Derrick Rose. In the worst possible way not only is he one of the best players in the league but right now they just don't have a functional -- at the point guard position they're missing Kirk Hinrich badly. And I think that some of roses teammates are probably saying. The least privately we really need job here you know why can't you provide us whatever you can give us and you know there's got to be some frustration within the team but they have such a high degree of respect for Derrick. And always accomplish it young it's like you mentioned they will never publicly said anything to answer. The mark I think you make it a good point that this is kind of been likes two weeks the Super Bowl hype that's just waiting and waiting and waiting and you've watched him. He's gonna come back maybe play ten minutes how long's it gonna take for him to get back to a full game for Derrick Rose and then how long's it gonna take the team. To make that transition of being used to having him back on the court has been a different team without emphasizing that Ricky Rubio had a breakthrough last night yeah it's gonna mention the Ricky Rubio is almost a year removed from his ACL surgery had a triple double last night and he looked like -- -- -- some of the moves he put on yesterday against San Antonio Spurs. But he's a different player than there you know he's got to realize. On his cleverness is of his ball handling Derek is more of an explosive athlete and I think that's with a dangerous you know people were. -- of the comparison -- Adrian Peterson coming back from from his ACL injury. -- nine with Slater and being the MVP of the NFL. Even later Peterson said the basketball football are two different animals that the explosive. Movements that are involved. And a constant basis and a basketball game he thought that he couldn't come back as quickly as he did in football so that was kind of an interest in comparison for a guy did it. And a football perspective you know I think right now. Derek wants to get back on the floor the worst way but they these. Unrealistic thing he's trying to hold himself too is he expects to come back. And an MVP level at a top ten player in the league level and realistically. Anyone at any level come back from a serious knee injury like this is gonna have to go through the process you gotta get ready to play. And you gotta go work off some of the rust -- confidence in that -- again. And I and I think -- being maybe a little bit too hard on himself to think that I've got to come back and be a star right away the Bulls would gladly take him ten minutes to have been able to run the run the offense and maybe score and you know 1012 points in. Sit and you know you just addressed it a -- Derrick Rose may cut more on that medium one game and Adrian Peterson cuts on and the red -- Season so that that's one number two he's unique kind of player he's not like Ricky Rubio. -- the injury into the way he got the injury it was unusual I mean he didn't he got that injury not just. Jump stop and not just jumping. He tried to cut while stopping and Jon letter we -- yet and then say you always wonder including himself wonder if he's gonna have that ability when he comes back. My question about Derrick Rose is. If you don't bring him back. They are other Bulls to contender if they've if he comes back and are they contender if he's an 85%. Because to me this guy's this guy is -- franchise. I think the biggest reason for bringing him back to Spurs own peace of mind. Let him get ten to fifteen games in one or two rounds of the playoffs depending on how far they go just so. He can go into a summer program and training camp next October knowing that I did that I've played 1520 games. -- -- held -- -- start to get my timing back and now it's all positive next year can be all about try to work acted at all star level that we're accustomed seeing Derrick Rose play. As far as being a contender. You know this Bulls team I don't think I don't think the front office really felt like they wouldn't be considered going into this season they knew that -- is gonna miss. At least half of the season probably two thirds of it. And they looked at the rest of the roster with that with the cap restrictions they had they weren't going to be able at a major piece. Now going into the playoffs they could be anywhere from Fort -- seventh seed even with Derek in the lineup the -- the chances of them get in that conference finals and given Miami a battle over seven games. Are pretty extreme I'll look at the Bulls are now as a team that if they get Derek back. -- Kirk Hinrich and Taj Gibson healthy. I think that they could win a round or two but to think that they can beat the Miami Heat as their constant right now I think is unrealistic and Eric is a season ticket holder wants a deep run -- -- -- right I you know it just gets back to it. -- that it's the same thing if the doctors say the knee is sound now and he's not ready. It's not like. Next you're doing so next year they're gonna. Then he's gonna be more sound you're not -- no actually get out there they say it sound now it's going to be -- a month from now it's going to be so -- must not going to be some next October it's just a matter of getting mentally to a place where you can go all right if they're telling me it's physically sound. I've got to get a run on it -- -- -- do whether it. Yeah I think absolutely nothing to be in his best interest to get out there and play the games are left in the regular season. Try to get his timing back go throughout the playoffs and I think that that's -- just give him a clear sense of you know he's going into the summer OK I'm -- -- and not just work on getting my game -- from an expectation standpoint what the expectations going to be. If he goes out plays this week or next week -- the fans he's gonna get -- some slack verses if he sits -- -- whole -- so isn't gonna start fresh and begin next year the expectations going to be pretty high because we waited a year what you're exactly right immunize if he came back now people would think. Well he's gonna play ten minutes to have these gonna be rusty. We'll see Woody can do those excited see him back on the court the -- You get your number one back on the floor and going to be fun to watch him play again expectations be very low as you mention if you decide -- -- -- -- need six more months to get ready to play NBA basketball again. What he's tell the fan base is I wanna be the all star Derrick Rose from day one's always gonna go in the first pre season game. Next October those kind of expectations that AD MVP is back let's see we can do.