It’s more [like] your little brother being hurt. I think that’s [why] everyone’s head’s down. It’s not so much that we don’t believe in each other, and we’re going to fight. It’s just that’s a good kid, and he worked so hard. And we’ve seen him work hard and be the first one to practice every day and [the] last one to leave and encouraging everybody. Just coming back and making everyone believe that we got a chance to do something special, and when he took a hit like that, it’s hard. Even the people that don’t know him had a hard time hearing that. And the people that know him just know how much work he put into it.
—Bulls forward Luol Deng said of Rose’s absence. (via derrickmartellrose)
“I’m an OK player. I don’t think I’m this superhero or anything. I’m just a player that loves playing and never gives up.” - Derrick Rose (2011)
"Different ways for Derrick Rose and the Bulls to decide and fix the knee. As DWade noted back in training camp — there are long term implications. If Rose and Bulls decide to take out meniscus, like Wade did in college, it would likely be only a matter of weeks before he could return. If they decide to re-attach the meniscus, which seems more likely because of his age, it would be several months before he returns. All depends on what the doctors see when they go in to fix his knee.”
We’re all right behind you, Derrick Rose.