He still looks pretty sluggish; he's obviously not going 100% but he wasn't getting much elevation on a lot of those jumpers. He needs to start playing ASAP, in the D-League or in the NBA for limited minutes, the longer he waits to start building his athleticism the longer it'll take to get it back - that's all there is to it.
I really hope they don't shut him down for the season, that would be awful, but unless he's ready physically they'll have no choice, at the moment he remains a guy who very much relies on his physical gifts.
Yo omphalos are you a physio or some type of sports scientist? Just wondering you seem to know a lot about these types of injuries and rehab.
I strongly considered becoming a physio but put it on the backburner for the moment, I'm just a guy who has been injured many, many times - almost all of them playing basketball and as a result I read a lot of stuff about staying healthy and sports science. My friends who studio physio say I know more than them because I've had to rehab so many injuries!
Oh, and I also trained with an exercise physiologist for over three years and received a lot of instruction in proper biomechanics etc.
Game is based on his explosiveness. Makes me like a player like Rondo more as a PG. Rondo is cerebral. He will play forever like J Kidd.
Word is he has been the best player in 5 on 5 in practice for the past month now and some players are starting to wonder why he won't play in the games, and I don't blame them. They absolutely need him. They are completely banged up (Taj, Hinrich, Rip) and Noah (foot) and Deng (wrist) are giving it everything they have (with the exception of Rip who is most likely taking the rest of the season off) and he is tearing it up in practice, but not playing? It has to be frustrating for them. He has been medically cleared to return to play for over 3 weeks now. Enough. Get out on the floor D. Rose.
Was that practice intended to teach the players how to create a long contested two point shot? Rose barely got a good shot off in the part that I watched. Though he wasn't probably trying that hard. But you become what you practice to become. So if the team wants to practice a drill where the players do ISOs to create fall away 20 foot jumpers, well expect to see those in the games.
derrick rose may be the best player on the bulls on the five on five practices, but he's still evidently not the derrick rose we know. with the heat playing as great as they are right now and the uncertainty of the mental state of derrick rose, i wouldn't bother playing him at all until next year unless it is a playoff series against the heat in which the bulls have a legit shot of winning the series. any doubt though, just save him til next year and get him even stronger than before and add something new to his game like all greats do such as a consistent jumper. why risk his career when it's more likely better in the long run to save him for next year? especially when this isn't even the best opportune time for the bulls to win a title with him?
Who cares if derrick rose lost maybe 3 to 4 inches off his vertical jump. The losing of elite athleticism happens to every player as they get older. His dynamic skill set, basketball instincts, and high level of creativity with-in his skill set. Will still allow him to play at a very high level. Especially if he is very confident in the basketball skills he possesses. He might not be a freakish athlete like he was in the past. But he is still a very good athlete who is an extremely skilled basketball player.
At the same time, derrick rose should not comeback to play until he feels mentally, physically, and skillfully ready. Also the reality is that if derrick wanted to. He can get with a great strength training coach and use the off-season to develop and maximize his athleticism to it's fullest potential.
Will be ok as long as he waits until he is ready. Only he knows that. I would sit him all year personally. Too important to play around and its Miami's to lose and that's not happening. Rose is their whole future really.