Unapologetic Rose pleased with game after injuries

It doesn’t look like Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose has lost that much quickness. Did you see him blow by Toronto’s Kyle Lowry? Did you see his performance in the Bulls’ win vs. Utah on Saturday? He made 10-for-15 shots and had 22 points.

Rose is averaging 18.8 points, 4.6 assists and 3.7 rebounds and shooting 47% since Jan. 1 – he has even better stats since the All-Star break – and this incarnation of Rose is … well, let’s hear from Rose. What has his performance this season told him about his game?

“I don’t know if everyone knows, but I feel like I’m a damn good player,” Rose said. “For someone who went through what I went through and come back and change their or modify their game to where I’m still productive on the court without using my speed all the time, it tells a lot if you know basketball.”

Is this the old Derrick Rose? Of course not. How could you expect him to be? The man has had significant knee injuries – torn left ACL and twice in different seasons sustained a torn meniscus in his right…

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