Derrick Rose is currently barnstorming around Europe on an adidas tour, with his most recent stop coming in Madrid. It appears that HoopsHype was in attendance at the event, as they tweeted out a few things that Rose said:
Derrick Rose says he's 100 percent and will play the first game of the season.— HoopsHype (@hoopshype) July 15, 2013
This really isn't news, as Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said as much a month ago. Plus, it has been over 14 months since the surgery. However, I know some people are worried about Rose coming back even next year, and the point guard did mention that he was still going through "stages" of his rehab when he talked to BullsTV a few weeks ago. Hopefully this reassures those that are still worried.
There was also a tweet that said #TheReturn would happen on Oct. 12 in Rio de Janeiro, but it appears that that tweet has been deleted. I'm not really sure why, but I guess it goes without saying that he would be playing in that game if he was truly ready to go for next year.
A few other humorous nuggets from HoopsHype:
At Madrid adidas event, Derrick Rose says he's checked Nikola Mirotic on Youtube and is waiting for him.— HoopsHype (@hoopshype) July 15, 2013
I'm just imagining Rose sitting at a computer and watching these highlights, mischievously rubbing his hands together in anticipation of Mirotic coming over, whenever that may be.
Little nugget: Derrick Rose went unnoticed in a Madrid restaurant that's usually crowded. NBA is big in Europe, but not that big apparently.— HoopsHype (@hoopshype) July 15, 2013
Guy has been out so damn long that people have forgotten about him. Everybody is sure to remember come October...