Derrick Rose and NBA free agency were topics of conversation with Jamal Crawford & Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson on the Scoop B Radio Podcast. Press Play Below To Listen!
ACL injuries are no joke. Derrick Rose knows a thing or two about it.
The youngest player to win the league MVP award in 2011, the three-time All Star point guard had multiple ACL and MCL injuries that changed the trajectory of his career.
Rose, now 29, showed flashes of athleticism over the last couple of seasons in stints with the New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers and especially later with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Worth noting: Rose showed heart in last seasons, NBA Playoffs, where he averaged 14.2 points on 50.9% shooting and 70% from downtown off the bench in their five-game run.
“His athleticism is still there,” Jamal Crawford told me over the weekend on the Scoop B Radio Podcast.
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Crawford was D-Rose’s teammate on that Timberwolves team and was impressed with his productivity. “He’s still as fast as any guard out there,” he said.
“He would have some practices where he’d just dominate and get to the lane at will, hit shots, hit mid-range shots and floaters, all the reasons people love him. And he can do all those things. He would just run back so nonchalant, like I could do this whenever I want. He didn’t say that, but his play was so easy for him, so I think that’s something he’s going to show more this year and people will be pleasantly surprised.”
Rose re-signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves during the offseason on a one-year, $2.3 million deal.