Originally posted by samoan49er:
Originally posted by 4ML:
Originally posted by InconvenienTTruth21:
I think rose did the right thing
Look at rgknee now dude sucks lol
RGIII is a bad example. RGIII got hurt in January and came back in September...he wanted to play pre-season in August lol. He is playing in NFL...where you are more likely to get hurt and 300lb linemen are diving at your knees. He still came back. That's admirable. So, he was back in less than 8 months and he may not have looked very good in Sept...but has looked pretty darn good last two weeks. Like I said, you need a few games to figure out how far you can push yourself.
Rose could have easily started playing in March (I say this because he was clearly by the Bulls medical staff in late January) and be ready for playoffs.
Yeah but with the way Rose plays, he was more likely to reinjure that knee with all the cutting and stops on the dime that he always does. Rose coming back last year to play in the playoffs would be a hesitant Rose who is nowhere near as comfortable as the Rose we are seeing today. Sure he was cleared medically, but mentally he wasn't there..and that's just as important..for basketball comparisons last year, Rubio and Shumpert come to mind, and they were clearly not the same player when they came back..Being a huge Bulls fan I was greedy and wanted to see him play last year, but ultimately it was obvious that he shouldn't come back. Only problem was that they left everybody hanging with the possibility of a return, Rose did the right thing
Rubio was fine after 15 games. They brought him along slowly and once he started gettin' 30 plus minutes, he was a better player than the previous years and averaged 13pts and 8 dimes along with 2.5+ steals a game. Yes, Rubio wasn't the same player. He was actually better. He was great in Feb, March, and April.
I never said Rose should have come back in the playoffs. By then, it was too late. He should have come back in late Feb...and played 25 minutes a game. By playoff time, he would have been close to 100% and would have been exactly how he looks right now.
...and Rose wasn't more likely to get hurt than RGIII. RGIII does the same things as Rose as far as stopping and cutting and accelerating. The only difference is, RGIII has 300lb guys aiming for his legs. Rose made the safest decision for his personal finances. That's pretty much it. It's tough to knock down someone for that if they are in the NFL or on a rookie deal in NBA. He's already financially secure...he should have made a basketball decision.
Oh well, I'm glad he's back. NBA is so much more exciting when the best players are on the court.