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mollaghostz - 30/04/2012 10:27 AM

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elvanz - 30/04/2012 02:49 PM

Derrick Rose was doomed the moment the owners and the players' union signed that agreement. I've talked with multiple trainers who work with NBA players. They say very few -- if any -- athletes in the NBA put the pressure on their joints and move their bodies with the torque Rose does. These opinions weren't offered Saturday, in the wake of Rose tearing his ACL; they were offered in great detail weeks ago, when Rose was trying to come back from one injury, then the next, then the next. What's that old song: "The leg bone's connected to the hip bone ... ." Well, it is. Everything is connected, and when Rose hurt his toe, it affected his hip, which affected his knee. And he never had the time, in this compressed season, to condition himself the way he had previously -- the way he would have this season. The kid, before now, had played in 280 of 286 games since he left Simeon High School. If not Ripkenesque, it's still damn good at 98 percent participation. In other words, Rose didn't miss games -- until this winter.

"Please don't tell me Tom Thibodeau is somehow at fault. I'm betting of the 16 coaches in the playoffs right now, at least 14 of them would have had Rose on the floor with a lead of 12 points. It's not February. And it's not a 25-point lead. Coaches, all of them, are conservative by nature when it comes to calling a game. They're even more conservative in the playoffs. So this knee-jerk criticism of Thibs is too easy, remarkably lazy and unaware of the history of playoff basketball. (But if we're talking about coaches, I'll admit I couldn't help but think about Doug Collins being on the sideline in United Center, the same Doug Collins whose dreams of winning an NBA championship as a player were sabotaged by knee injuries.)"
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pista - 30/04/2012 03:34 PM

No reason Bulls' Rose can't recapture magic
Forman: 'Our belief and his belief is that he will come back stronger than ever'

David Haugh
9:24 p.m. CDT, April 29, 2012

Amid the civic uncertainty Saturday night over Derrick Rose's basketball future created by the torn ACL in his left knee came hope from the unlikeliest of places: on a mound inside a baseball park six miles south.

At U.S. Cellular Field hours after Rose suffered a stunning season-ending injury, White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy continued an impressive comeback from latissimus dorsi reattachment two years ago by giving up a measly run in a complete-game loss to the Red Sox. Of Peavy's last 23 innings, 22 have been scoreless.

Yes, Chicago, superstars can return to an elite level of performance after major surgery. Just 23, Rose still has an opportunity, despite facing at least a six-month rehabilitation process, to put together the best basketball career our city has witnessed since Michael Jordan's.

Recovery from catastrophic injuries takes time and tenacity, patience and perseverance, but competitive athletes in every sport who are wired like Peavy and Rose routinely come back as good as ever thanks to modern medicine.

Eventually, no reason exists why Rose cannot recapture his ability and the imagination of Bulls fans. What makes the injury so hard for those fans to accept is the knowledge that this Bulls team was built to win a championship this year, and who knows what the roster will look like when Rose returns?

Projecting Rose to eventually regain his MVP form takes a smaller leap of faith than predicting the Bulls immediately will return to NBA title contender status. As one respected longtime sports doctor told me Sunday, the greatest challenge facing Rose might be as daunting emotionally as physically.

By now ACL reconstruction surgery tends to be routine, but rehabilitation can be a dark, lonely place. This wasn't the type of solitude Rose talked about seeking in a recent GQ cover story, but it is the reality that awaits him.

"There's not a kid I've been around that's mentally tougher than Derrick Rose," Bulls general manager Gar Forman said Sunday. "Our belief and his belief is that he will come back stronger than ever."

Experience should make Rose educated enough in the next phase of his career to avoid hurling his body into midair with regularity. Emphasis on perimeter shooting could make Rose more accurate from 3-point range so he can penetrate less and protect his body more. His effort will be as familiar as his No. 1 jersey.

"We know everyone wants an answer for why and fans can be eager to look for blame, which is natural, (but) the reality is bad injuries happen in sports and unfortunately this happened in our city, to our franchise and to one of the finest role models we've ever been around," Bulls vice president of operations John Paxson said. "I feel so badly for Derrick, but this very well could be what defines his greatness going forward."

Indeed this very well could reveal how tough the kid from Englewood truly is — as well as test the resourcefulness of the Bulls organization.

Consider every payroll and personnel decision Forman and Paxson have made since Rose's arrival pointed to winning with the current roster mix of ability and chemistry typically seen on championship teams.

In the offseason, while Rose rehabs, the Bulls front office will face tough decisions on contract options for key players on the NBA's deepest bench: C.J. Watson, Kyle Korver and Ronnie Brewer. Starters Rip Hamilton and Carlos Boozer won't be any younger the next time Rose suits up. Ramifications of Rose's injury mean the supporting cast that welcomes Rose back might be different — and less supportive.

"It's not a death sentence for him or our team," coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters at the Berto Center.

Staying positive and focused, Thibodeau seemed unfazed by criticism he received for having Rose in the game with a 12-point lead and 1 minute, 22 seconds left. Forman sounded more flabbergasted by the backlash in a phone conversation.

"It's a playoff game!" Forman said. "There absolutely was no issue with us."

Two highly respected sports physicians told me nobody should blame Thibodeau or NBA Commissioner David Stern for a compressed regular-season schedule that took a physical toll. Nobody should blame Rose's five previous injuries that one doctor reasoned had "no correlation" to tearing an ACL. Nobody should blame Adidas, as a rogue Nike designer suggested on Twitter, or a curse on Chicago athletes.

Sometimes, there is nobody to blame but the basketball gods.

"It's a freak deal," Forman said. "It could have happened the first or last minute of the game. It could have happened at practice. It happened, but we still have enough to get it done."

If the Bulls somehow do, I kidded Forman that Thibodeau could name his price in upcoming contract negotiations.

Forman laughed out loud.,0,230 2696.column

Ex-Bulls Crawford, Harper know what's in store for Rose
Both guards recovered from torn ACLs, have no doubt MVP can too

By K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune reporter
10:06 p.m. CDT, April 29, 2012

At his home in Seattle, Jamal Crawford gasped when he saw Derrick Rose crumple to the ground Saturday afternoon.

"I told my girlfriend right away, 'That's serious,'" Crawford said by phone on Sunday. "There was nobody around him and you could see the pain he was in. He couldn't control it.

"He's such a great guy. He's everything that's right with the league. I feel so bad for him. I know that feeling."

Indeed, close to 11 years have passed since Crawford tore his left ACL and meniscus on July 17, 2001, playing pick-up games with Michael Jordan and other pros at the now-defunct Hoops The Gym on the city's west side.

"You feel helpless," Crawford said. "Basketball is always an escape. When it's gone, you have so much time to think. I remember reading about other players and almost crying. You go through all these bad thoughts: 'Why did this happen to me?'

"Then, after surgery, you start rehab and start to see some progressions. You get a little more confident as it goes along. And then the last stage is the mental part: 'Can I still do that move? Can I still do that cut?' The actual leg you injure ends up being stronger than the leg that's not injured. But you don't believe that at first. You're scared. You doubt."

Three weeks after the injury, Crawford underwent reconstructive surgery in Birmingham, Ala., with noted surgeon James Andrews. Just shy of eight months later, Crawford, wearing a knee brace, posted 10 points and two assists in 15 minutes of the Bulls' loss at New Jersey.

"I remember that game like it was yesterday, even remember Eddie Robinson's monster dunk," Crawford said. "I knew I was ready. But I was still nervous. There's so much anxiety trying to do it again in games. You haven't played in eight or nine months.

"During rehab, it's so tough being away from the team. You feel so alone. Derrick has a great family and support system. That definitely helps. You have to lean on them to get through those moments. But even if they come over for a few hours a day, you still have 20, 21 hours by yourself."

The Bulls pursued Crawford in free agency last summer as one of several top shooting guard possibilities. Coach Tom Thibodeau liked the former Bull enough to call him multiple times, talking buckets at length.

Crawford is more a jump shooter and doesn't rely on speed and explosiveness as much as Rose does. And all athletes are different. But as the league's Sixth Man of the Year winner in 2010, Crawford is one of many who have rebounded ably from such a devastating injury.

Ron Harper is another.

The starting shooting guard on the Bulls' second three-peat teams suffered his injury with the Clippers in January 1990. He disputes the theory it changed his game from a high-flying scorer to a defensive specialist, saying he averaged over 18 points his next four seasons and toned down his offense merely because he later played alongside Jordan and Scottie Pippen.

"When I went to the hole and took that first hard hit and fell down and my knee felt good, I knew everything was going to be fine," Harper said by phone from New Jersey. "You hear people say, 'He's not going to be the same basketball player. He ain't gonna have that explosion.' The only thing that does is motivate you to work extremely hard.

"I met this kid and I know how hard of a worker he is. He's going to come back the same player."

Crawford hopes so. He guarded Rose at times during last season's second-round playoff series when Crawford played for Atlanta and became impressed by his humility and class.

Crawford's empathy was palpable. He even pointed out he once wore No. 1 for the Bulls.

"Tell Derrick I never had any residual effects and don't think about it anymore," Crawford said. "Tell him I'm pulling for him.",0,795 8395.story
pista - 30/04/2012 03:35 PM

After Rose goes down, Englewood residents wonder 'what if?'
South Side neighborhood hit hard by Bulls star's season-ending injury

By Andy Grimm, Tribune reporter
9:40 p.m. CDT, April 29, 2012

Derrick Rose felt something pop as he drove to the basket late in Saturday's Bulls playoff opener against the Sixers, and across Englewood, fans knew exactly what that something was: the dream of a neighborhood hero leading Chicago to the NBA title.

As the Bulls built the NBA's best regular-season record, nowhere did the dream of D-Rose bringing home the first post-Michael Jordan championship loom larger than the hardscrabble neighborhood where Rose first dribbled a basketball. Rose is beloved by Bulls fans for his stellar play and modest demeanor, but in Englewood, one of the city's poorest, toughest neighborhoods, his rise has been a rare and powerful affirmation.

Rose's torn anterior cruciate ligament tore heartstrings on the South Side, Steven Martin said Sunday as he watched pickup basketball at Murray Park on West 73rd Street, a few blocks from Rose's boyhood home. Rose is a role model, and his journey from Murray Park pickup games to NBA MVP and shoe-contract millionaire has been a storybook saga for Englewood.

"He's meant a lot to the kids out here," said Martin, a security guard who coaches basketball at Randolph Middle School. "We had a lot of arguing over who was going to wear jersey No. 1 this year.

'When the playoffs started, I think everybody thought we were going to go all the way. They're a strong team. But now? I don't know."

Standing on the Murray Park court after an impromptu slam-dunk contest Sunday, 19-year-old Carlos Johnson said he was speechless when Rose went down.

"He's the best player on the best team, and he's from my city," said Johnson, who said he's friends with one of Rose's cousins. "But I kind of lost hope. I don't know. I think they can make it to the conference finals."

Rose's awkward stumble in the lane was the latest bump in a career path that, until this season, had seemed charmed. Rose won two state titles at Simeon High School, then led the University of Memphis to the national championship game in his first, and only, college season (though the team later forfeited every victory because of a cheating scandal that involved Rose). He was the first player taken in the 2008 NBA draft, then was named Rookie of the Year. Last season, he led the Bulls to the best record in the NBA and was named league MVP.

In the minds of many Englewood residents, he clearly had ascended into the pantheon of the city's greatest hoops stars. Last year, the Harold's Chicken Shack at 79th Street and Western Avenue added a mural of Rose standing beneath the retired jerseys of Bulls greats.

As he waited for his order Sunday, Greg Lee Jr., 29, mourned -- prematurely -- for what might have been. "If the Bulls don't win it all this year, there will be nothing but what-ifs. If they even get close, there will be what-ifs. I thought this was their year," he said.

Lee, who tore his ACL playing pickup basketball as a teenager, worries that Rose's name might never hang from a banner in the United Center.

"I've felt that pain," he said, rattling off a list of promising NBA players whose careers faltered after ACL surgery. "Tracy McGrady. Steve Francis. Man, it makes me angry. ... He was going to be the next Michael Jordan in this town"

This season, Rose signed a $250 million endorsement deal with Adidas, a contract that, as much as any trophy, marked him as one of the league's truly elite players. But he also missed 27 games with a variety of injuries over a season that was shortened and condensed by a players strike. With a patched-up lineup, the Bulls won more games than any other team and seemed destined for a showdown with the star-studded Miami Heat.

At It's Your Barbershop on West 63rd Street, owner Leonard Vessels expects that when he opens Tuesday, debate over whether Rose should have even been in the game when the injury occurred will make for some of the liveliest conversation in the 40 years he has been cutting hair.

Rose -- younger, more soft-spoken and more accessible than Jordan -- has been a hero Englewood kids can relate to.

"When Michael Jordan was playing, you saw all the kids wearing the fancy Jordan shoes," Vessels said. "Since Derrick started playing, you see a lot more kids dribbling basketballs."

Martin, the coach whose middle school team is sponsored by Adidas thanks to Rose, said he can also see Rose's influence in the way his players try to emulate the Bulls star's pass-first, selfless play. Rose's tireless work ethic will allow him to overcome his injury in due time, Martin said, but the Bulls winning games without their star player could be an inspiration as well.

"To win one without your star player, without Derrick?" Martin said. "They might do it. That might be the greatest thing of all." nder-whatif-20120429,0,4228515.story

slh satu bukti klo D-Rose bnr2 role model #1 di Chi-town
"When Michael Jordan was playing, you saw all the kids wearing the fancy Jordan shoes"
"Since Derrick started playing, you see a lot more kids dribbling basketballs"
pista - 02/05/2012 02:25 AM

ada wawancara di ESPN radio ama seorg medical analyst soal cederanya Rose
Some quotes from the Dr.

- I don't think it will affect his career. Though a major blow.

- Previous injuries may have set him up, but might have more due to with the cutting/slashing style he plays.

- Success chance is in the 90s for coming back and doing everything, even as acrobatic as he is.

- Was not the shoes.

- It being late in the game didn't have any special bearing on it.

- Each ACL incident is different, won't know full damage that could be done till they do the surgery - if other damage was done.

- Some feeling that surgery should wait till motion is restored. Should be within next few weeks.

- Healing takes 6-9 months, can cheat *a little* with elite athletes. Surrounding muscles must be strengthened.

- Shortened season was likely a contributor, same as increased incidents in NFL during its lockout season.

Will he be better?

- He won't be better. But its reasonable to think he will be as good as he was, barring anything worrying they find during the surgery. Everything would point to him coming back 100%.
pista - 04/05/2012 04:58 AM

Why Derrick Rose’s ACL tear isn’t the end of the world

Posted by Mark Deeks under 2012 NBA Playoffs, Chicago Bulls on May 03, 2012

Time was when a torn anterior cruciate ligament meant your career was over. At best, it was far different. As Bernard King can attest to, torn ACL’s weren’t understood, well treated, or even properly diagnosed. Bad knees were bad knees. Your knee didn’t stop hurting, you got taken out back and shot. That was the last time you ever used the knee.

However, the 21st century, with its flying robot cars and jetpacks for all, is a very different place. Advances in medical science, and a more important concurrent awareness of these advances, have led to enlightened times. Now, a player can tear an ACL and still play.

There is no greater testament to this than the fact that, as best as I can ascertain, 18 players currently in the NBA have previously had torn ACL’s surgically repaired.

That number does not include Ricky Rubio and Eric Maynor, promising young guards who tore ACL’s earlier this season. It does not include Derrick Rose and Iman Shumpert, who tore their ACL’s earlier this week. It also does not include the dozens of others in the recent history of American professional basketball to have had the surgery — of which a non-exhaustive list can be found here — nor does it include the hundreds of NFL players, other sportsmen, or those of us in every day life. Now that we’ve learned (and been bothered) to diagnose it properly, it turns out the injury is rather common.

You can play again after tearing your ACL. In fact, you can even play without having any at all.

The more pertinent question is to what standard you can play. The proliferation of torn ACL’s does not make the injury any less severe. No two ACL tears are the same, nor are any two victims, if that’s the right word. You can’t compare Adam Morrison’s athleticism after his ACL tear to Derrick Rose’s before his, not unless you were playing the Opposites Game. (And if you were, you’d win.) To find a median, then, we ought perhaps look at the aforementioned 18 and try to establish some precedent.

Some players come back just as good they were before the tear. Even though he also tore his MCL and meniscus at the same time, Nene retained his agility after his 2005 triple tear, and became a better player than he ever was before. The same could be said of Shaun Livingston, although we’ll never know quite what he could have been. Similarly, Al Harrington tore his ACL in 2002 in the middle of his break out campaign, came back, and then broke out again anyway. Jared Jeffries actually got better after his rookie season injury, before becoming what he is today. And after tearing his ACL in a 2005 preseason pickup game, Willie Green has demonstrated in the seven years hence that he is as staggeringly mediocre as ever.

On the flip side, look at what has become of Michael Redd, Leon Powe and Nenad Krstic. Powe and Redd’s injuries led to further re-injuries, whilst Krstic’s days as one of the league’s best young centers were emphatically ended by his. And while Josh Howard’s decline could be attributed to both a lengthier injury history, age and chronic tendinitis, the post-ACL tear Howard is half of what he was.

Some of the more recent ACL success stories are big men. Currently playing 29 mpg in the playoffs, David West just played a full 66-game season after tearing his ACL as recently as last March, and still has as much athleticism as before (that is to say, not a lot). To tear an ACL and miss only 11 games, lockout assisted or not, is a testament to the improved prognosis you get these days. Similarly, Al Jefferson is just as grounded and productive as he was before his tear three years ago, Jason Smith lost none of his fluid athleticism, and while he can only receive an “incomplete” grade at this stage, after missing all of last season, Jeff Pendergraph is nonetheless back.

The most comparable players to Rose (and, to a slightly lesser extent, Shumpert) are, of course, athletic guards. It’s great that Pat Garrity came back and was still able to dunk on Sam Dalembert, but it doesn’t really allude to what may happen to Rose, whose athleticism is more important than his skills.

Inevitably, there are fewer comparisons for this. There just aren’t that many guards with elite athleticism — after all, if there were, it wouldn’t be elite. Even athletic players such as Brandon Rush, Jamal Crawford (who maintains that his knee was actually better after the tear) or Corey Brewer — who can still do this after his ACL tear, yet doesn’t jump off his bad knee anyway — don’t use their athleticism in the same manner. Nor does someone like Tony Allen, a powerful athletic guard with a build akin to Rose, but without the other-worldly ability to change direction. Almost incomparably athletic players are almost incomparable.

There do, however, exist a few similar circumstances. Two favorable, one not.

First, the not. Tim Hardaway tore his ACL at the end of his fourth season, and missed the whole 1993-94 campaign as a result. When he returned, he still put up 95 percent of his previous statistical output, but without the same level of explosiveness. The three-point attempts spiked, the athleticism waned, and, while still very good, Hardaway noticeably lost a bit. This all happened two decades ago, and matters have advanced since then, but with so few comparisons available, Hardaway’s lost explosiveness is noteworthy.

Conversely, two exceptionally athletic guards — Baron Davis and Kyle Lowry — tore their ACL’s in their college years, and yet you wouldn’t know it. Until Rose and Russell Westbrook came along, Davis was the template for the perfect point guard physical specimen, and if Lowry trails them in that department, it’s not by much. In no apparent way did their injuries affect their athletic abilities or career projection — Davis reached All-Star status, while Lowry continues to climb. Whatever they lack as players, the ACL tears are not to blame.

There is no way of knowing what will happen to Rose, Shumpert, Rubio and Maynor. So, given that we don’t know, we have to imagine what will happen. We can be safe in the knowledge that, in multiple recent cases, the player lost nothing at all. More often than not, in fact.

With this in mind, why foresee anything less than a perfect prognosis?

Spoiler for Derrick Rose's Top 10 Plays of the 2012 NBA Season
pista - 04/05/2012 12:52 PM

Why wait for Rose's surgery?
Bulls want star to have fuller range of motion, let swelling subside before he goes under the knife

K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune reporter
7:38 p.m. CDT, May 3, 2012

Promising Knicks rookie Iman Shumpert underwent surgery to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee on Wednesday after the Oak Park product suffered his injury on the same Saturday Derrick Rose did.

So why are the Bulls and Rose waiting?

Every injury is different, of course. And the Bulls and Rose want him to have a fuller range of motion, his swelling to fully subside and his quadriceps muscle to be strengthened before undergoing surgery. That process could take two to four weeks from the April 29 injury.

Though nothing has been decided, team physician Brian Cole of the Rush University Medical Center remains a strong candidate to perform the surgery. Noted surgeon James Andrews performed Jamal Crawford's ACL reconstruction in 2001 when Crawford played for the Bulls. But Cole is experienced in such surgeries and familiar with Rose.

Rose, who didn't travel to Philadelphia with the team, faces a lengthy rehabilitation process of up to nine months. If Luol Deng opts for surgery to repair the torn ligament in his left wrist, both players could miss the start of next season.

Deng said Thursday he remains committed to the Olympics, where he will be the face of the British national team. Deng added he hasn't decided on surgery but that it remains an option.

Deng did say he is more accustomed to playing with the injury now after initially struggling with the pain and limitations it placed on his game. Deng has been driving more and dribbling with his left hand, two things he mostly avoided when he first came back Feb. 4.

"A lot has been going on," Deng said. "It's been that kind of year. (Richard Hamilton) missed games. I tore my wrist and we thought it was for the season. I came back and now Derrick. It's been up and down for all of us."

Point, counterpart: Players and coaches rushed to defend C.J. Watson, who had trouble limiting Jrue Holiday during Holiday's 26-point effort. Watson also struggled against the size and length of St. Joseph product Evan Turner.

"We still have guys — C.J., (John) Lucas — who can play pick-and-roll," Deng said. "We just have to do what we do and not worry so much what Philly is trying to do. We've played with this lineup and these guys all throughout the year. We won a lot of games with them."

Coach Tom Thibodeau said Watson just has to "play his game." Watson scored 12 points with one turnover in close to 29 minutes.

"Run the team. Help us execute," Thibodeau said. "C.J. will be fine."

Road warriors: The Bulls were a league-best 24-9 on the road this season, including a March 4 victory at Philadelphia.

"To win on the road, you have to defend and rebound and take care of the ball," Thibodeau said. "The crowd is the crowd. That's not going to be the determining factor. Emotions are not what win games. Playing well wins games.",0,7144256 .story

Spoiler for Derrick Rose Delivers Game Ball | May 02 2012 | NBA Playoffs 2012

3 knee surgeons & specialists terbaik di Amerika yg nanti slh satunya bkl operasi lututnya D-Rose
1.Brian Cole, MD (Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Chicago). Dr. Cole is the head of the cartilage restoration center, a multidisciplinary program specializing in the restoration of articular cartilage and meniscal deficiency, and a professor in the department of orthopedics at Rush University in Chicago. He has a professional interest in arthroscopic reconstruction of the patient's shoulder, elbow and knee. In addition to his practice, Dr. Cole has served as principle investigator for numerous FDA clinical trials and authored several hundred peer-reviewed publications. He serves on the board of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and has leadership positions in several other professional organizations. He serves as a team physician for the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls teams. Dr. Cole earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and completed his residency in orthopedics at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. His additional training includes a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh.

2. Thomas J. Gill, IV, MD (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston). Dr. Gill is the chief of the sports medicine service at Massachusetts General Hospital and associate professor of orthopedic surgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston. He is the medical director of the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots and a team physician for the Boston Bruins. Dr. Gill currently serves as a member of the Team Physician Societies for Major League Baseball, the National Football League and the National Hockey League. He is also the director of the Harvard/MGH sports medicine fellowship program. In addition to his work with professional athletes, Dr. Gill is the co-director of the MGH Orthopedic Bioengineering Laboratory, which conducts research on a variety of knee and shoulder injuries, particularly tissue engineering techniques for joint preservation and cartilage repair. He is also active in studying knee joint biomechanics and ways to optimize knee ligament surgery. His research has been published in several professional journals, including the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Dr. Gill is currently a member of the Herodicus Society for sports medicine surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and a fellow with the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. His additional training includes the Maurice E. Muller Scholarship to study reconstructive surgery in Bern, Switzerland and a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colo.

3. James Andrews, MD (Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, Birmingham, Ala.). Dr. Andrews is a world-renowned sports medicine physician who regularly cares for professional athletes with all types of injuries. In addition to founding the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Dr. Andrews also founded the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Fla. He has served as president of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and with the board of directors for the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Knee Society. He is affiliated with Washington Redskins, Tampa Bay Rays and the Ladies Professional Golf Association. He earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Baton Rouge and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Tulane Medical School in New Orleans. Dr. Andrews also completed a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville and at the University of Lyon (France).

ane sih berharap D-Rose bkl dioperasi ama Dr.Gill, dia dah bbrp kali operasi atlet NFL yg cederanya sama kaya Rose & stlh operasi kondisinya kembali ke 100% spt sebelum cedera
pista - 05/05/2012 07:52 PM

Rose stays behind to prepare for surgery
Injured Bulls star keeping in touch with teammates while doing pre-rehab work

By K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune reporter
10:23 p.m. CDT, May 4, 2012

PHILADELPHIA — Derrick Rose didn't travel with the Bulls as he continues to do pre-rehabilitation work in advance of surgery to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

But Rose is here in spirit, with coaches and teammates texting him repeatedly. All who talk to Rose say he is processing the long rehab road ahead well and, while saddened by the injury, is staying positive overall. He is sending instructional text messages to several teammates, including John Lucas III.

Rose is doing his pre-rehab work at the Berto Center and Rush University Medical Center, which employs team physicians Brian Cole and Kathy Weber. Cole is a leading candidate to perform Rose's surgery, which hasn't been set but should occur this month.

A comfort level exists between Cole and Rose's camp. Rose's MRI after the injury occurred at Rush, and according to two people who talked to Rose, Cole and team executives spent considerable time consoling Rose's family and detailing his options.

Brotherly love: The ties between the Bulls and 76ers run deep and are well-documented.

But there is a lesser-known connection. Jason Levien, who became a minority owner of the 76ers last summer, is Luol Deng's former agent. Levien negotiated the six-year, $78 million extension Deng signed in July 2008.

Deng and Levien still talk occasionally, and Levien attended Game 3. Before buying into the 76ers, Levien left his sports agency to serve as general counsel and assistant general manager for the Kings.

Finishing kick: Richard Hamilton logged fourth-quarter minutes for the first time, scoring five points in the first two minutes.

"However they need me, I'll be there," Hamilton said. "That's my responsibility as a player. I trust him as a coach."

Coach Tom Thibodeau went into greater detail as to why Kyle Korver played the entire fourth quarter of Games 1 and 2.

"Both guys are shooting extremely well," Thibodeau said. "The hard thing with Rip is he missed so much time during the season. When he came back the last time, we kept his minutes at a number where we felt we weren't risking anything.

"Kyle has played very well all season. That group is used to finishing games. (Hamilton) could find himself out there. He just has to keep playing well.", 0,7221104.story

Derrick Rose’s surgery could take place next week

BY NEIL HAYES [email][/email]
May 4, 2012 10:24PM

PHILADELPHIA — The surgery to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament in guard Derrick Rose’s left knee has yet to be scheduled, but it could take place next week.

Rose is going through “prehab,” which consists of reducing swelling and fluid while strengthening supporting muscles that hopefully will allow him to recover from surgery quicker.

Rose injured his knee late in Game 1 and has been told the timetable for his recovery is approximately eight months.

“No decisions have been made,” coach Tom Thibodeau said. “We’re just texting right now.” ext-week.html
pista - 08/05/2012 01:02 AM

ESPN's Michael Wilbon On Derrick Rose
ESPN columnist and TV host speaks on the importance of Derrick Rose to the City of Chicago

By Bryan Crawford
Thursday, May 3, 2012 | Updated 6:11 PM CDT

Seeing Derrick Rose go down with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in last Saturday's opening round game against the Philadelphia 76ers, you couldn't help but feel bad for him whether you were a Bulls fan or not.

But for those who either live in Chicago or come from here and live elsewhere, the disappointment was much more palpable.

ESPN columnist, co-host of the popular show PTI (Pardon The Interruption) and Chicago native Michael Wilbon, felt the angst shared by many in this city in the immediate aftermath of Rose's injury.

“I was watching it and I felt awful. Awful, like it was my kid,” said Wilbon after the Bulls Game 2 loss to Philadelphia on Tuesday night.

“I felt bad. I mean, I started thinking about all the bad stuff that ever happened in Chicago sports during my life. I felt terrible. I still feel terrible. It's just a downer.”

Wilbon compared the Rose injury to the one suffered by Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, who tore his MCL against the rival Green Bay Packers during the NFC Championship last season. He says people don't fully understand the effect a serious injury to a star player has on a team.

“People don't know, but it's hard in sports to lose your best player or your most important player – which is the Bears' situation because if Cutler's not their best, playing quarterback, he's their most important – you just don't keep winning. And so when you get two of these [injuries] in one year in one town, it's just bad. In the playoffs, it's about stars.

“And with Derrick, it's just worse because he's an iconic figure in this town. He's already on the list of most beloved Chicago athletes. He's up there and it's because he's from here and the way he conducts himself. He's not up there jiving and smiling and dancing and trying to be friends with every player in the league, he's not doing all of that. And older guys around the NBA, they understand it. They get who Derrick is.”

Wilbon noted that, thankfully, modern medicine has progressed to the point where Rose will be able to rebound and still be able to have a long and productive career. He also took issue with those who still try and question Rose's value, especially to the Chicago Bulls.

“These clowns in my business who say that – I won't name any names – are just ridiculous.”
pista - 10/05/2012 03:29 AM

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Re: Derrick Rose Tears ACL

Postby jc23 on Wed May 09, 2012 3:54 am

Great listen on Derrick Rose on what lead to his ACL tear. Basically the Dr said all of these injuries (especially the turf toe) affected Derricks kinetic chain (the whole knee bone connected to the toe bone).

Which leads me again to believe that our medical staff failed Derrick. Derrick has not been able to flex his big toe for 2 years and nothing was ever done to correct it.


Audio from Dr Brian Cole and another Doctor talking about ACL surgery (before Derricks injury)

And how did everyone miss the fact that Asik had ACL surgery in 2008 by Dr Cole???

That blew my mind. Asik looks great! Maybe the most mobile 7 footer in the league.

Re: Derrick Rose Tears ACL

Postby GetBuLLish on Wed May 09, 2012 1:43 pm

Everyone needs to really listen to this podcast. Probably the most important listen or read for a Bulls fan in the past year and for the foreseeable future.

Apart from the whole blame game (which I think is extremely important and isn't being done enough), the Doctor does address how to fix this problem going forward.

Apart from obviously doing surgery and rehab on the ACL (which the doctor thinks is likely to be done right), he says that just as important is basically fixing the root cause of everything: the toe. Whether it's surgery (likely) or what, he says that the toe must be fixed. He said that when the toe injury occurred and he heard Rose talk about how he hadn't bent his toe in years, a huge red flag went up in the doctor's head. Because his toe wasn't working properly, other problems were bound to come up.

But if the toe is fixed (along with the ACL), not only does the doctor think Rose will be back to 100%, but he thinks Rose will be better than ever! Because if Rose was playing with a messed up toe for years, he wasn't really at 100%.

That's an incredible silver lining to this whole nightmare. However, when the interviewer said that she thinks that it's pretty certain the doctors treating Rose will solve the toe issue, the doctor disagreed. He says that if these doctors couldn't figure out the toe problem throughout the season (after repeated injuries), he doesn't have faith that they will ever figure it out.

So the future of this franchise literally hinges on these doctors getting it right. If we hear that Rose will be having surgery on his toe as well as his ACL, I will probably the happiest I've been about the Bulls future since Rose went down

hope all the best for D-Rose#1
fuck: Bulls medical staff
pista - 13/05/2012 03:30 PM

Derrick Rose undergoes knee surgery to repair torn ACL

BY NEIL HAYES Twitter: @bynhayes May 12, 2012 1:54PM

Bulls guard Derrick Rose underwent knee surgery to repair his torn anterior cruciate ligament Saturday morning at Rush University Medical Center, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.

Dr. Brian Cole, the Bulls’ team physician, performed the ACL surgery using an autograft from Rose’s patellar tendon, a commonly used procedure on young athletes. Rose also received a platelet-rich plasma, which helps stimulate and speed healing.

A source said there were no complications or surprises during the surgery, which lasted about an hour. “His knee looked great,” the source said. “It’s what you’d expect from a 23-year-old physical specimen.”

The ACL tear on the left knee was the fifth injury Rose suffered during a season that saw the MVP point guard miss 27 regular-season games because of toe, back, groin and ankle/foot injuries.

Rose averaged 21.8 points and 7.9 assists in the 39 games he did participate in this season.
pista - 15/05/2012 11:48 AM

Coach K: Derrick Rose 'big loss'

Updated: May 14, 2012, 3:58 PM ET

Coach Mike Krzyzewski said Monday that not having the injured Derrick Rose will be a "big loss" for Team USA in its defense of the gold medal at the London Games this summer.

Rose tore his ACL in Game 1 of the Chicago Bulls' playoff series against the Philadelphia 76ers, sidelining him for six to nine months. He underwent surgery on Saturday.

"I love Derrick," Krzyzewski said at the Team USA media summit. "He helped us win a world championship in Istanbul (in 2010). He's our starting point guard. I thought he grew a lot from that experience. He's somebody in the future I know will be a point guard for our Olympic team.

"He's a team player. No one pushes the ball down the court any quicker than he does. He can be an outstanding defensive player. Our hearts go out to him. It was a big loss for our team. Hopefully the surgery he had just a day or so ago will be proven to be very successful."

Rose was named in January as one of 20 finalists for Team USA. Since then several stars have suffered significant injuries, including Dwight Howard, LaMarcus Aldridge, Chauncey Billups and Rose.

Team USA has been granted an extension from the U.S. Olympic Committee and won't have to name its roster until July 8, pushed back from June 18. That will allow them to wait until after the NBA season has ended and after training camp has begun.

USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said Thursday the Americans haven't decided how many players will be invited to camp in Las Vegas, with the first practice on July 6. There are 18 healthy players in the roster pool.

The Americans were allowed to add two players, long after the deadline to be included in the drug testing program. Oklahoma City's James Harden, the NBA's top Sixth Man, and likely No. 1 draft pick Anthony Davis from NCAA champion Kentucky were added earlier this month.

Derrick Rose might not be able to return next season

BY NEIL HAYES [email][/email] May 15, 2012 10:04PM

If Derrick Rose returns next season, it’s unlikely he’ll be the player he was before he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee April 28.

That’s if he returns. The doctor who performed the successful surgery to repair Rose’s isolated ACL tear and a meniscus tear Saturday morning at Rush University Medical Center said some athletes take longer to recover for reasons that can be physiological as well as psychological.

“There’s no question that happens,” Dr. Brian Cole said. “People ask why don’t you get back to pre-injury level. In some cases, there’s just a level of confidence that they just don’t get, which is why we emphasize it so much during rehab, to help train an individual that it’s safe to do this.”

The Bulls aren’t counting on Rose returning next season. They aren’t even planning for it. But general manager Gar Forman said he will keep the core of a team that had the league’s best regular-season record in consecutive seasons together with an eye toward the future.

Even if Rose’s injury prevents the Bulls from competing for a title next season, Forman is confident they will in time.

“We’re hopeful at some point he’ll be back,” Forman said. “I’m not sure we’ll make plans as if he will be, but we’re optimistic he will be at some point. The biggest thing in my mind and our mind with an injury like this is we’ve obviously spent a lot of time putting this team together. Everything was looking at the big picture, long term, and it’s our job to stay focused on that and continue to look at what we feel is a long window of opportunity to have success.

“Have we taken a hit in the short term? Without question. Will we make decisions based on the short term? We won’t. Our decisions will continue to be based on the long term, and a big part of that is Derrick, who we feel will be a special player for us for the next 10, 15 years.”

Rose will continue his rehabilitation either in Chicago or Los Angeles under the guidance of the team’s medical and training staffs. He’ll start running in about four months, at which point basketball-related activities can begin, such as spot shooting. He’ll work on cutting and then absorbing contact before he can start practicing with the team, which could happen in January.

The speed and explosiveness that are his trademarks should return in time, although it often takes longer than it does for the injury to heal.

“Some of the things you’ve seen Derrick do over and over again he’ll have to re-learn,” Bulls trainer Fred Tedeschi said.

Cole said it’s unlikely that he would recommend Rose sit out the entire season if his rehab is progressing satisfactorily.

“There’s actually a lot of therapeutic benefit to start with [limited] minutes,” he said. “All those muscles have to kick in. Obviously, you can do that off the court, but there’s a lot of benefit when he’s safe. Whether he has to go 40 minutes, that’s a whole different story. But just getting out there and playing when he’s able, that’s when his exponential growth will come.

“Lots of athletes go back and play at a very high level but are not initially at the level they were pre-injury.”

That means, with or without Rose, next season could look a lot like this season, when players missed 98 games to injury or illness and the team bowed out in the first round of the playoffs.

“The most important thing for us right now is his health,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. “We want him to focus on that. As we said during the season when it happened, it’s a new challenge for us, we’ll get through it, we want him to prioritize his health right now and when he comes back, he comes back. There will be no pressure on him to come back soon. When he’s ready, he’s ready.” -next-season.html
pista - 21/05/2012 11:08 PM

Derrick Rose: A picture is worth a thousand words

Written by Jeff Garcia on 18 May 2012.

It was probably, no, it was the last thing Chicago Bulls fans wanted to see in this year's NBA playoffs, Derrick Rose crumbling in mid-air in the Bulls' first round series versus the Sixers as his ACL gave way.

Boom! Just like that, the Bulls' season was practically over as Chicago was bounced out of the playoffs and championship dreams were put on hold.

And as if things couldn't get any worse for Rose and the Bulls, his rehab could put him out of action for all of next season!

Recently, Rose had successful ACL surgery and if they say a picture is worth a thousand words, then check out Derrick using a walker (h/t Tererz Owens) as he was leaving the hospital.

Derrick Rose Fans here !

Sorry for that kick in the groin Bulls fans but if anything, at least he is standing on that bum knee and not in a wheelchair.

But you got to feel for Rose who was having another great season until he got hit with the injury bug for most of the season. You just got to wonder if the hurried season (with minimal training camp) lent to this injury in the playoffs. 0820351

Bulls must be cautious, even if it means Derrick Rose misses season

By MARK POTASH [email][/email] May 16, 2012 10:50PM

Three words of advice for Derrick Rose as he rehabilitates his surgically repaired left knee, offered in a Tom Thibodeau cadence I can’t get out of my head: Take. Your. Time.

Rose is expected to need eight to 12 months of recovery and rehabilitation before being able to play in a real NBA game. And while we’re all obviously rooting for the shorter end of that time frame, the full year might not be a bad option, considering what’s at stake for the Bulls and the 23-year-old Rose — even if it means he misses the 2012-13 season.

Pardon my cynicism, but the last thing I want to hear about Rose’s rehabilitation is the inevitable ‘‘He’s ahead of schedule.’’ Frankly, I don’t want him to be ahead of schedule. And if Rose ever is ahead of schedule, here’s some layman’s advice for his doctors: Don’t tell him. Don’t give Rose anything that’s going to encourage him to come back sooner than he should.

That’s likely to be a reasonable concern given the time frame offered by Dr. Brian Cole at the news conference Tuesday at Rush University Medical Center. Eight months takes him to the middle of January. Ten months to the middle of March. Who knows what the Bulls’ standing will be at either point? But Thibodeau is good enough to at least make it seem like the Bulls need only Rose to put them over the top.

Temptation, hope and human nature almost certainly make that a risky temptation. An in-season return from a torn ACL is inherently complicated — not only reintroducing Rose to competitive NBA basketball, but reintroducing him to a team that has played without him all season and will have at least a few components with which Rose is unfamiliar.

And here’s an inevitable issue that should resonate with Bulls management considering their recent history: Will Rose have a prescribed limit on his minutes when he returns? And, if so, who will be prescribing it? How will Thibodeau resist the temptation to push Rose beyond his limit in a tight game with playoff implications? He played Rose 39 minutes in a one-point victory over the Knicks in April after a 12-game absence. It seems likely Thibodeau will be able to avoid a Vinny Del Negro moment. But it might be more challenging than he thinks.

Everything about Rose’s return next season would be a challenge. Who will make the final decision on Rose’s eventual return to the court? Derrick? Cole? Fred Tedeschi? John Paxson? Gar Forman? Reggie Rose? B.J. Armstrong? Adidas? Or Thibodeau? Or Jerry Reinsdorf?

When Michael Jordan was about to return in mid-March after missing 64 games with a broken foot in 1985-86, Reinsdorf wanted Jordan to sit out the rest of the season. But he allowed Jordan to make the decision, and Jordan said no.

‘‘I couldn’t talk him out of it,’’ Reinsdorf said. ‘‘I can’t say no to Michael Jordan. I’m the boss, and if I wanted to, I could just say no. But Michael is a special case.’’

That was Jordan’s irrepressible will at work. But let the record show that the 23-year-old Jordan was making a calculated decision from his head, not his heart. A month earlier when he was two months past his original return date, Jordan, upon consultation with his doctors, decided to wait four more weeks for another examination before returning to the court. Innately impulsive and emotional, Jordan was never more prudent than when his basketball future was on the line.

Judging from the tone of the news conference, when Cole acknowledged the possibility that Rose might miss the season and Forman talked about making decisions based on the long term, the Bulls plan to take the cautious approach to Rose’s recovery. It’ll be interesting to see if the first ‘‘He’s ahead of schedule’’ update changes that. Barring a medical miracle, they might want to keep September 2013 circled on their schedule. derrick-rose-misses-season.html
pista - 26/05/2012 11:48 AM

Derrick Rose doing well in rehab

Updated: May 25, 2012, 3:20 PM ET

Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said Friday that Derrick Rose is "doing great" in his rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

"He has a great support system," Thibodeau said on "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN 1000. "His family is fantastic. They've been great with him.

"He comes in every day. He's diligent. He's moving along well."

Rose, 23, tore the ACL during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Philadelphia 76ers on April 28. The surgery was performed May 12, and Rose is expected to miss eight to 12 months.

Meanwhile, Thibodeau said he talks to Rose almost every day.

"I think he understands what he has to go through, and he's approaching it like he does everything else," Thibodeau said. "His rehabs are his games and practices right now.

"His concentration in rehab is fantastic. He just has to be patient and keep doing what he's doing."

Rose suffered six different injuries during the season, limiting him to 39 games in the lockout-shortened 66-game season. Thibodeau, who faced constant questions about his playing time for Rose throughout the season, said he has no regrets with how he used him.

"I look at it overall and when you look at the season, Derrick played about 1,300 minutes this year," Thibodeau said. "When you look at where it ranks in the league for a player of his caliber it's really low. I think in overall minutes he was like 154th in the league (165th with 1,375). I think in minutes per game it was 28th or 30th, somewhere in that area (actually he was tied for 23rd at 37.0). I think it was unfortunate. It was one of those years where he had a lot of different injuries.

"I don't look back and regret that. I think it's unfortunate, it happened and you just have to move on."

Rose isn't the only Bulls player dealing with an injury. Forward Luol Deng played most of the season with torn ligaments in his left wrist which might require surgery. If he does have surgery, it likely will come after the Olympics because Deng intends to play for Team Great Britain this summer.

Thibodeau said Deng met with general manager Gar Forman and executive vice president of basketball operations John Paxson recently to discuss his Olympics plan.

"We certainly care a lot about Luol and how he feels," Thibodeau said. "We just want to make sure from a health standpoint that he's good with everything. I think they had a very good meeting, and I think everything will be fine."

Faced with the prospect of being without Rose for much of the season and Deng at the start of the year if he has surgery, Thibodeau said he will approach the season the way he always does.

"You never know how things play out. I never look at it (like it's a lost season)," Thibodeau said. "I always feel like we have enough. We'll figure out what the strengths of the team are. We'll play to our strengths, we'll cover up our weaknesses, we'll try to get better each and every day and then we'll take our shot at the end."

The Bulls recently picked up the option for the third year on Thibodeau's contract and plan to work out an extension. Thibodeau, who finished second to San Antonio's Gregg Popovich in his bid to win a second straight NBA Coach of the Year award, said he is not concerned that he doesn't have a new deal yet.

"I think anyone wants to be recognized as one of the best in their profession, but there's a lot of different ways you can measure that," Thibodeau said. "They've been fair, and I'm hopeful that it all works out."

Isiah plans to reach out to Rose

May 25, 2012, 3:34 PM CT
By Scott Powers |

Hall of Fame point guard and Chicago native Isiah Thomas said Friday he plans to reach out soon to Derrick Rose as the Chicago Bulls star recovers from knee surgery.

“The best thing I can say to him is all of us Chicagoans, we have a never-say-die attitude,” Thomas said by phone. “We come on hard times, and injuries don’t stop us.”

Rose, last season’s NBA MVP, tore his ACL in his left knee during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Philadelphia 76ers on April 28. He had surgery on May 12 and is expected to miss eight to 12 months.

Thomas hopes Rose will return as the same player and give the Bulls a shot at winning an NBA title.

“I’m hoping he can come back from his injury,” said Thomas, who was a 12-time all-star with the Detroit Pistons. “It’s a very tough injury. (The Bulls) were so, so close. They had the right coach. They had the right style of play for him. They were the best team in the league this year.

“To see that derailed by injury, no one wants to see that. Everyone wants to see an athlete on a team have the opportunity to either win on their own merit or lose on their own merit. To have that opportunity taken away because of an injury, no one wants to see that. We’re all praying and hoping he can recover from this injury , and the team can have a chance at winning a title.”

Thomas, who won titles with the Pistons in 1989 and 1990, wants Rose to experience winning an NBA championship like he and number of other Chicago products have in their careers.

“Guys who come through Chicago, all of us have won championships,” Thomas said. “I’ve won two. (Mark) Aguirre won. Eddie Johnson has won. Darrell Walker has won. Doc Rivers has won. Antoine Walker has won. We pride ourselves on not only playing well and leaving our mark on the NBA, but also winning championships in the NBA.

“We’ve all left our mark in the NBA. We expect Derrick to leave his mark in the NBA, too."
pista - 26/05/2012 11:49 AM

The more I know about Howard, the more I appreciate Rose

Steve Rosenbloom The RosenBlog
10:04 a.m. CDT, May 23, 2012

The Orlando Magic fired coach Stan Van Gundy and general manager Otis Smith this week. And now, Magic center Dwight Howard will trade himself.

Which ought to make you appreciate how complete a player Derrick Rose is. That’s physically and mentally.

It might not be news, but it at least underscores what makes Rose so special.

Rose always has been about trying to do what’s best for his team, not trying to do other people’s jobs, as well. Howard seems to be more interested in having people do what’s best for him.

Sometimes those things are the same. But in Howard’s case, it seems to so ham-handed --- Van Gundy announced that his All-Star center wanted him fired last season --- that it becomes a dividing line between good and great and between great and championship-caliber.

When a star player buys into a coach’s philosophy, the team becomes better because the player becomes the coach’s best weapon. Everybody follows the best player. Nobody colors outside the lines.

Michael Jordan bought into Phil Jackson’s demand to share the ball, maybe the greatest sales job in sports history.

Rose buys into Tom Thibodeau’s program. Heck, Rose did that with Vinny Del Negro when they both had the same amount of coaching experience. That’s the kind of player and teammate Rose is. He believes what the coach believes. Period.

Howard believes he knows better. He doesn’t, and Orlando management knows less.

Management’s capitulation to its weak-hearted center is stupid and spineless. And perhaps ultimately useless because Howard, who wanted out and then agreed to stay for one more season, can still walk away in a year. He can recover from back surgery this season, then opt out a year from now. “See ya, and thanks, Orlando management, for placing your backbones and brains in a blind trust.’’

For a long time, I lobbied for the Bulls to acquire Howard. I didn’t care about the price. Anyone except Rose. Everyone except Rose. You have a chance to get the best center in the game, you do it.

But I’m done with that. The dithering diva is rehabbing from back surgery, so I’m not sure he’ll return to being the best center in the game. Of course, the NBA is so weak at that position that Howard could have a wooden leg and still be in the top five.

My big issue is wondering what Howard is committed to. I know what Rose is committed to. He’s committed to winning. Howard? Who knows? I couldn’t deal with a guy whose head and heart appear so fluid and flighty.

It has been said the NBA is a player’s league and college basketball is a coach’s fiefdom. But the NBA is good coaches league. And a smart players league if they know what’s good for them.,0,6530740.column
pista - 01/06/2012 05:01 PM

LeBron wishes Derrick Rose well

Updated: May 29, 2012, 6:34 PM ET
By Nick Friedell |

MIAMI -- Miami Heat superstar LeBron James has a simple piece of advice for injured Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose.

"Get healthy," James said after Tuesday afternoon's practice.

James says he hasn't spoken to Rose since the 23-year-old former MVP had surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee, but James hopes Rose will be able to return to the court quickly.

"No, I don't personally have D-Rose's number," James said, when asked if the pair had spoken. "I have never really had an extended conversation with D-Rose. I did say to the media that it sucks that (the injury) happened and I wish him a fast recovery and hope he gets back to 100 percent."

While James acknowledged he doesn't have any idea what Rose is going through as far as the knee injury, he did admit that he has always been a fan of Rose's and wants to see him back on the floor.

"I don't know what he's going through," James said. "I've never had that type of injury, knock on wood, so I can't imagine what he's going through. I just hope he comes back 100 percent, 110 percent, because I am a fan of his. I love the way he plays the game of basketball and what he brings to the game."

That feeling was shared by James' teammate, and Chicago native Dwyane Wade. He also acknowledged that he hadn't spoken to Rose yet, but planned to do so over the summer.

"No, I sent out my best wishes to D-Rose and his family, but I've been focused on the playoffs a little bit," Wade said. "I'm sure I'll be around Chicago a little bit in the summer and get an opportunity to hopefully talk to him, but I just sent out my wishes when it happened and hopefully all is well with him and his family and he gets back on this basketball court."

While Wade never has dealt with Rose's specific injury, he has dealt with plenty of injuries of his own. He knows that Rose's rehab will try the former MVP's patience.

"When it comes to rehab, yes (I can empathize)," Wade said. "It's going to be ... when I had to rehab through injuries if it's a point in rehab where you don't question if this is what you want to do, (there's) going to be that time. It's going to be hard.

"It's going to be times where you feel like you're not making any improvement and you're not going to be able to do some of things you've always done your whole life. But (if) you continue to stick with it, continue to listen to the doctors, continue to stay on your rehab process, eventually you can get back there."

While James and Wade may not know exactly what Rose is going through, Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers certainly does. Like Rose, he suffered a knee injury similar to Rose's during his career. He doesn't think Rose will have much problem getting back to the player he used to be.

"He'll be 100 percent," Rivers told "He'll be fine. He may take 'til December or whatever but when he comes back he'll probably take a month or so just so he can trust it. You're healthy, right? When you do the surgery, actually. Just the rehab part and the trust. The trust will take a little bit, but he'll be fine." cago-bulls-derrick-rose-get-healthy

Celts' Rivers thinks Rose will fully recover

May 29, 2012, 8:26 PM CT
By Nick Friedell |

MIAMI -- Doc Rivers doesn't sound too concerned about his old buddy Tom Thibodeau.

he Celtics’ head coach smiled broadly when the subject of his friend and former assistant came up after his team's film session Tuesday afternoon. Despite the Bulls’ surprising first-round exit and despite the fact that Derrick Rose, the Bulls' best player went down with a terrible knee injury in Game 1 of the postseason, Rivers said that Thibodeau is doing just fine.

"He's holding up great," Rivers told "We talk a lot so he's holding up. He still coaches. He's coaching me now. No, but we talk a lot. It's funny, we talk during every series and now since he doesn't have anything to do I think he's watching all our games now. Thibs is always around, not too far away from basketball."

Rivers, who has always spoken highly of his relationship with Thibodeau, says the pair have been communicating throughout the postseason.

"We talk, we text," Rivers said. "We always have done that and always will."

Rivers will continue to be a sounding board for Thibodeau for many reasons, but especially over the next few months considering Rivers actually had the same kind of knee injury that Rose suffered.

"I've dealt with the same injury," Rivers said. "So fortunately in my day it's a little different. [Rose will] be fine."

Rivers said he has not spoken to the former MVP yet, but plans to do so during the summer.

"I sent something through Thibs," Rivers said. "But I will in due time once this is all over."

Having gone through the same injury and the same kind of rehab that Rose will endure, Rivers is convinced that Thibodeau's prized pupil will be just fine.

"He'll be 100 percent," Rivers said of Rose. "He'll be fine. He may take til December or whatever but when he comes back he'll probably take a month or so just so he can trust it. You're healthy, right? When you do the surgery, actually. Just the rehab part and the trust. The trust will take a little bit, but he'll be fine."
pista - 01/06/2012 05:02 PM

Derrick Rose ready for rehab

Updated: May 31, 2012, 8:59 PM ET
By Roman Modrowski |

CHICAGO -- Chicago Bulls guard Rip Hamilton said Thursday that Derrick Rose is in good spirits as he rehabs his surgically repaired left knee, but there is one irritant gnawing at Rose and all of his teammates.

"I just saw him like 4-5 days ago, we were talking in the training room (at the Berto Center)," Hamilton said. "He's in good spirits. He knows it's going to be a process.

"But it's hard for everybody right now, especially us. Just that the season is still going on, there are still teams playing. That's the hardest part for everybody."

Many expected the Bulls to be one of those teams, especially after posting the best regular-season record for the second year in a row. But instead of a return trip to the Eastern Conference finals against rival Miami Heat, Rose went down late in Game 1 of the quarterfinals against the Philadelphia 76ers with a torn ACL. The Bulls lost in six, and the Sixers then lost to the Celtics in seven.

"For me, and I know for my teammates, it's hard, because our goal was to win a world championship, and we thought this could have been the year," Hamilton said. "You really can't take anything away from Boston, or Miami, because those guys have been great for a long time and they deserve to be where they're at right now.

"For us, it's just like, man, we've been dealing with adversity all season long, and to have to go through it the first game with two minutes left to go in the game was tough, but we don't want to make any excuses. We just want to make next year hopefully a better year."

But Rose's recovery could take from 8-12 months, according to his doctor, which means he could miss all of next season. Some believe the Bulls could become a lottery team if Rose misses the entire season.

"I like our chances (of winning)," Hamilton said. "As players we hope and pray that he's back, because he makes everybody's job that much easier. But I feel as though if he doesn't, it will be our job to hold things down until he does come back.

"He'll bounce back real quick."

And when he does come back, will Rose be the same slashing point guard who battled an assortment of injuries at the young age of 23? Or will he change his game?

"I think he'll start to change when he gets in his 30s, when he feels as though he doesn't want to take as many hits," Hamilton said. "Because even for myself when I came in the league (in 1999 with the Washington Wizards) I had Mitch Richmond and Rod Strickland as veterans to me, and they used to always tell me, 'Hey Rip, you can't fall on the floor every time you come down the court. That's going to catch up.' And I'm like, 'I'm young,' I didn't care. I take a hit, I get back up.

"But by the time I got to 28, 29, I was starting to feel those hits and understand what they were talking about. Like any young kid, as you get older, you know when to take hits and know when not to take hits."

Hamilton has shared that veteran advice with Rose.

"Yeah, we talk all the time," he said. "We talked before the injury, we talked after the injury, just on different ways where you don't have to take as many hits and save yourself to where you know you're going to take a hit."

With the possibility that Luol Deng will have to undergo wrist surgery and could miss the beginning of next season, the Bulls are facing a very uncertain first part of the season. But the depth the team showed while Rose, Hamilton and Deng battled injuries gives Hamilton optimism that the team doesn't need someone as a quick fix.

"I'm very comfortable with the team," he said. "Guys stepped up all season long and were able to maintain the ship. C.J. (Watson) stepped up, John Lucas, Kyle Korver, Ronnie Brewer, everybody stepped up. That was key to our season. That's why everybody thought we were going to win it, because of our depth.

"So hopefully they keep us all intact and we come back ready next year." s-come-back-strong
elvanz - 02/06/2012 12:15 AM

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pista - 05/06/2012 11:30 PM

Charles Barkley To Derrick Rose: Listen To Your Body

Charles Barkley called in to Waddle & Silvy to talk sports and among the various topics, Barkley took time to give his take on Derrick Rose moving forward post-ACL surgery:

I would tell him to take his time and make sure he does his rehab. Make 100% sure he does his rehab, and I’m pretty sure he will. Don’t try to come back too soon. We all want to play, but once you have a serious injury you have to start listening to your body. They said 8-12 months, I never like when they say that. It can be anywhere between that time frame, but you have to make sure you are 100%. That’s the number one thing, don’t try to come back at 80% or 90% because you’re just going to hurt yourself more.

On whether Rose can still be same player he was prior to injury:

I think he’s still going to be explosive, he’s still a young kid, it’s not like he’s 32 or 33. Is he going to have to change his game? I don’t know if a guy like that can change his game, he’s an explosive player. He’s obviously got to work on his jumper because he’ll probably shoot more jumpers.

Rose making progress, Bulls thinking big?

June 2, 2012, 7:00 pm
Bulls Insider

Take this with a grain of salt if you will, but Derrick Rose is embracing the challenge of returning to full strength from his devastating knee injury. Yes, the medical prognosis for his return is eight months to a full year, but every athlete is different and those who have doubted the Chicago native's determination to beat the odds before--as in almost everyone who heard his famous "Why can't I be MVP?" Bulls media day declaration prior to last season--have been pleasantly proven wrong in the past.

Rose is already walking with a soft brace on his injured knee and only one crutch, according to a source who has witnessed the Bulls superstar's initial stages of.recovery at the Berto Center. Another source, who spoke to Rose recently, told that the All-Star point guard's "spirits are up," a consistent description of his mental state since surgery to repair his torn left ACL last month.

If the point guard does play next season--a reasonable estimation for an early return would be after the All-Star break--something Reggie Rose, the 23-year-old's older brother, pledged immediately after the surgery and echoed by backcourt partner Rip Hamilton on Thursday, he will likely join a roster consisting of several new faces.

In addition to finding temporary replacements for Rose and potentially fellow All-Star Luol Deng, at least for the beginning of the regular season if the small forward opts for wrist surgery following the upcoming Olympics in his adopted hometown of London, as expected, the Bulls will also probably have to fill the spots of "Bench Mob" stalwarts Kyle Korver, Ronnie Brewer and C.J. Watson, among others.

Brewer is the least likely to return, as rookie swingman Jimmy Butler is poised to fill his role, while Korver, despite his long-range shooting being such a needed asset on a team mostly lacking that quality, may have too high of a price tag for a team trying to avoid the league's luxury tax.

Although it's a possibility that Watson returns due to both financial reasons and the fact that the Bulls might not find a better player to fill in for Rose at a similar salary, there is a chance that organization looks to upgrade the position during their superstar's absence.

While the front office may seek out minimum-salary veterans at several positions, including point guard, a source tells that the Bulls will take a run at future Hall of Famers Steve Nash and Jason Kidd in free agency, trying to convince the former All-Stars that they will have an opportunity to win a championship, of which Kidd has one, from last season with the Mavericks, and Nash has none, in Chicago.

According to the same source, the rest of the team's "core"--starters Rose, Deng, Hamilton, center Joakim Noah and power forward Carlos Boozer, as well as reserve big men Taj Gibson and Omer Asik, the latter of whom is a restricted free agent this summer, though the Bulls are likely to match any offers for him from opposing teams--is "safe," though team management will surely at least listen to trade offers. ?blockID=718450&feedID=10332
pista - 06/06/2012 05:40 PM

Derrick Rose rehabbing well

Updated: June 5, 2012, 5:45 PM ET
By Scott Powers |

Chris Paul and Mike Miller are just two of the NBA players who have reached out to rehabbing Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose, whose ability to cope with his surgically repaired ACL has surprised even his brother Reggie.

"He's actually doing great," Reggie said Tuesday. "He's going real good, which surprises me. I thought he was going to be beating himself up. I've seen him beat himself up over a game that wasn't his fault, just anything. He's such a competitive guy. I just thought he was going to beat himself up because that's the way he is, like he let someone down.

"He's staying focused and has a positive attitude. I think he's doing great because we as a family we're all around him. No one is looking at him like, 'Aww, you let us down.' It's more supportive than anything."

Rose suffered the injury in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Philadelphia 76ers on April 28. He had surgery on May 12.

"You have had a lot of NBA players, like Paul (of the Los Angeles Clippers), Mike Miller from the Heat, calling him and talking to him about the injury, and some of the players who have had the injury," Reggie said. "I think it's made his level of comfort even better.

"It also showed him you're in the NBA, and it's like a fraternity. Some of them guys in the league might not get along, but they don't want to see something physically terrible happen to someone."

Reggie said his brother is able to walk, but he is limited physically otherwise. Reggie planned for him to continue his rehab in California once he's given permission by the doctors to fly. Rose usually trains in California during the offseason.

"There's no deadline (for him going to California,)" Reggie said. "We're not rushing it. He's shut down. I told him, 'Take your time and relax.' He's got nothing to do. I took everything off his plate."

Reggie said Derrick has been watching some of the NBA playoffs, especially the Oklahoma City Thunder because of his friendship with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.

"Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant are two of his best friends," Reggie said. "He's excited they're doing well. More likely than not, if he wants anyone to win it, he probably wants them." lls-derrick-rose
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