Derrick Rose has had an interesting career so far, to say the least. He has gone from winning the MVP award to now questioning his future in the NBA. Rose was the MVP during the 2010-2011 season, and everything was looking fine until the playoffs arrived. Rose tore his ACL in the first series and missed the entire 2011-2012 season because of it. When the 2013-2014 season came along, Derrick was planning on coming back strong and showing people he was still the same Rose. He only played a handful of games before tearing his meniscus, missing the rest of that season.
Last summer, Rose competed with the Olympic team to try to get back in shape for the NBA season. His progress was slow, but Rose came along well. Throughout this season, Rose showed signs that he was returning to his old form, and the Chicago Bulls were doing well. But last week, the Bulls announced Rose tore the same meniscus again. This was devastating news for him and Bulls fans across the country. Unlike last time, the doctors decided to take out the meniscus instead of trying to fix it. This is the same procedure Dwayne Wade went through in college. The recovery time is only three to six weeks, but many are still concerned about Rose’s long-term health.
I believe Rose can come back and play at an all-star level if he changes a few things about his game. He needs to work on his jump shot and keep his turnovers to a minimum. With these improvements and his capable teammates, Rose could have a long and successful career, barring more injuries.
The Bulls also have a decision to make in two years. They have to decide if they are going to keep Rose long-term or try to find another point guard once his contract is up. Only time will tell if Rose is going to be a lifetime Bull, and at this point, anyone’s guess is as good as mine.