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Derrick Rose is Playing Basketball Again at USA Basketball Camp and Looks Healthy and Athletic and Stuff

Nov 22, 2013; Portland, OR, USA; Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose (1) drives to the basket during the third quarter of the game against the Portland Trail Blazers at the Moda Center. The Blazers won the game 98-95. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

After suffering a season-ending knee injury for the second consecutive season, Derrick Rose is back on the basketball court in a semi-competitive setting and looks, well, a lot like the Derrick Rose we remember from before the knee surgeries. While I’m not a doctor (I just play one on TV), these kinds of plays seem to be pretty good signs of Rose’s knee health —  as well as his mental comfort with the knee. (Vines and Instagrams via the NBA)

This play in particular, attacking the rim and absorbing contact, seems to be the best sign that Rose is not just fully healthy physically, but also that he’s completely mentally recovered from injury.

There’s also this dunk, which, just wow. Still has crazy bounce.

   

 

Basketball is more fun when the best players are healthy, so seeing Derrick Rose looking more like his old self is very exciting. Hopefully this is just a preview of things to come, both for Team USA, the Chicago Bulls, and the NBA overall.

Robby Kalland

Robby covers college football for Cox Media and formerly covered the Atlanta Hawks for Hawks.com and SB Nation. He once broke a roulette table in half with Anthony Tolliver and was given a bottle of wine by Johan Petro in the same night.

  • John hooks

    Don’t get all hyped up.its only training not an actual nba season.lol