It’s nice to hear the the positivity surrounding the Chicago Bulls organization these days, especially during another tough blow! Since Derrick Rose had yet another another knee injury, this time tearing his right meniscus everyone can’t help but presume that Rose’s best days of his NBA basketball career are behind him. And really?! How do we know that! I’m a firm believer that we should be careful what we put out in the atmosphere. The least we can give Rose right now is some kind of positivity moving forward. And thank goodness the general manager of the Bulls, Gar Forman is optimistic about Rose’s future:
With this type of injury, he should come back 100 percent,” Forman said by phone with ESPNChicago.com, a day after Rose had surgery that will sideline him the rest of the season. “With the previous [ACL] injury, that leg is strong and we saw the explosiveness and reactivity and speed, and then it was just [a matter of] getting into rhythm.
“Though this is a severe injury, it’s not as severe as the other. He’ll get over it and be able to get his career back to the highest level.
(via ESPN Chicago)
He took the words right out of my mouth!! I believe that Derrick Rose has got plenty more basketball to play and championships to add to his resume. Though the city of Chicago is feeling hurt right now, we fans have got to be less selfish and think about how Rose must be feeling. You think he likes being aways from the game he loves? He has given a lot to us fans just by playing the game how he does.
As for the Bulls’ future, Forman feels that they’re “positioned well” for the time that lies ahead:
We’re not going to make rash decisions. We feel we have a bright future ahead and we’re positioned well. We have good players in their 20s, Derrick is going to come back, we’re positioned well with draft picks into the future and we have some level of flexibility which we haven’t had under this new CBA.
And if anyone thought that the Bulls can’t build its team around Rose, Forman is speaking directly to you:
Yeah, he’s obviously a big, big part of our future,” he said. “This was a freak injury. According to doctors, it had nothing to do with over-compensating or any type weakness or any type of fatigue. It was just a freak injury.