Two consecutive, injury-marred seasons haven’t dampened Derrick Rose’s hopes and confidence.

The superstar point guard and former MVP expects his Chicago Bulls to soon hoist up the NBA championship trophy.

Rose wouldn’t put a timeline on his title dreams, however.

Per the Chicago Sun-Times:

“It may not be this year, it may not be next year, or whatever, but I know that we have one [in us],’’ said Rose when asked whether the window for a title is closing. “I know I’m going to win a championship soon, so I’m not worried about that.’’

 

“With the threats that we have, I’m going to try and make the game as simple as possible,’’ Rose said.

 

“It’s no disrespect to my old teammates, but I think the team we have right now talent-wise is a much stronger team than we had last year,’’ Rose said. […] “For the Bulls fans, I can sit here and say a million times, ‘I’ll be fine,’ ’’ Rose said. “But I think the only way to answer all the critics and everyone asking about me is to actually be on the court and to actually be playing.’’