Our Bulls are 2-0 and that is definitely something to smile about. Now, capsule I wanted to bring our attention to something a little less comfortable, sovaldi Derrick Rose and his current masked situation.
Rose has played two games and is still standing, search so his new protective mask is doing it’s job. Even better, he scored 18 points in the home opener and 15 points in Brooklyn on Wednesday. Despite missing preseason with an orbital injury, Rose’s explosiveness looks almost up to MVP Rose standards. We’ve seen speed, assists and even some spin moves. One slight hiccup, after Tuesday’s home opener against the Cavs Rose admitted he can only see out of one eye – hence his inability to make a three-point shot at the moment.
“I wish it was a blink, but it’s all the time,” Rose shared with the media in his post game interview, “Like right now, I see two of you.”
“When I’m out there playing, I’m only using one of my eyes,” he continued. “I close my left eye whenever I’m out there. So I just got used to it from practice.”
Looks like we’ve got a one eyed wonder out there. Or a pirate sans the eye patch. The blurred vision is a symptom of Rose’s recovery, but hopefully that doesn’t last too long. I’d be dizzy for sure with blurry vision, but Rose let us know “he’s a pro,” and he can handle it.
Even his new head coach has had a bit of fun with the situation, “I think he sees three baskets right now,” Hoiberg said. “I told him, ‘Aim for the middle one.’ That’s part of it right now, the depth perception. It’s probably still a little bit off. He’s still out there working on [3s], shooting them, but we want him to be aggressive getting to the basket and making plays for his teammates.”
Bottom line, as long as Rose stays healthy and is movin’ and groovin’ out there creating open shots for his teammates everyone is happy and the Bulls will most likely continue winning.
Off the Court
DRose’s ex-girlfriend/accuser is seeking $21.5 million in damages. Quick recap: Rose and two friends are being sued by a woman who alleges Rose sexually assaulted her in August 2013. Rose has obviously denied all allegations, but things are kind of messy. The case is currently in the hands of the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, but Rose lived in Illinois during that time. Apparently, this isn’t impacting or distracting Rose’s performance on the court, he said he’s letting his lawyer handle the legal information and he’s doing his job on the court. More news to come on this topic in the coming months.