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Saturday, April 28th, 2012 at 6:32 pm  |  136 responses

Derrick Rose Has Torn ACL, Out For Remainder of Playoffs


Well, this is just terrible. After being carried off the floor towards the end of the fourth quarter of today’s Bulls win over the 76ers, the Chicago Bulls’ Twitter feed is reporting that Derrick Rose is out for the rest of the Playoffs with a torn ACL. What else is there to say? Awful. Here’s to a strong recovery.

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  • greg

    wow.. whos idea was this compressed schedule?

  • http://slamonline.com TheTruthTeller

    …well there goes our season

  • RobbieJay

    wow. after that extension too? wow.

  • AsadSaleh3

    Devastating news. Prayers to him and his family and the Bulls organization as he recovers.

  • MUBWAR

    i was really hoping 4 a heat bulls ECF. i guess it’s boston now

  • Dr Jamo

    This is BULLsh!t… Blame Mr Stern for this condensed season… What a loss :(

  • http://bulls.com airs

    fvck.

  • MikeC.

    Damn. Come back strong next year D.

  • bike

    YAAAAHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Bulls going down the toilet if they make it to 2nd round. I stink of gorilla juice all day. Errday.

  • Jono

    Not a fan of the guy but still very sad news. Wish him all the best and to come back strong next season.

  • ron g

    Real classy bike……

  • http://bulls.com airs

    classy, bike.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Dagger

    Horrible news. Hope he comes back better than ever next season. Also: anyone who thinks the Bulls won’t remain an incredibly tough out is fooling themselves.

  • http://slamonline.com izzy

    i love you rose i hope the best. many kisses. may the best be with you we love you so much.

  • http://www.slamonline.com king

    damn!!!!!!! this just isn’t rose’s season. hopes he comes back stronger next year

  • bull22

    I wish him a fast recovery and to say the least this a sad day for true bulls fans everywhere.
    we just have to rally aroundt those left and let them give it their best shot.

  • MookieBlaylock

    Just as a fan of the NBA in general this is terrible news, cant imagine how hes feeling right now. Damn… Come back strong Derrick

  • http://www.slamonline.com king

    its goin to be interesting to see how chicago plays

  • Jake

    Ugh, this couldn’t have come at a worse time. Hopefully he can make it back for the playoffs next year.

  • Top$helf

    Anybody that ever played ball or plays ball wouldn’t be excited or happy bout him tearing his ACL even if you hate the bulls

  • pnoyvibe

    Well, shit… My prayers go out to Derrick and the Bulls organization.

  • http://wikipedia.org Eddie1

    I predicted this. EDDIlluminati EDDIE

  • pnoyvibe

    Well, my prayers go out to Rose and his family; hope he comes back stronger next season.

  • http://www.nba.com VanCityBBall

    damnnn…. i hope Rose feels better :( the city loves him and he loves the game and to get injured in the first game of the playoffs is just… disrepectful

  • http://www.nba.com VanCityBBall

    ^ not disrepectful but more like “sickening”

  • robb

    Man this has been a terrible season for him, and being the competitive player he is I can’t even imagine how bad he must feel. Personally I am pissed I’m a big fan of D. Rose. I wish him the best

  • http://www.slamonline.com king

    damn!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rik Smits Mullet

    man this is bad. As much i hated on the dude. Iam gonna miss him in the playoffs. Good luck to him and the rest of the bulls.

  • MUBWAR

    should’ve waited the 2nd round rose.
    Lin

  • http://bulls.com airs

    the crazy thing is he was starting to look like he was playing like himself again, almost had a triple double!
    ugh, here’s to hoping for a speedy recovery, derrick

  • http://bulls.com airs

    i was gearing up to talk some MAD sh*t this postseason, too. dammit.

  • bike

    All those Adidas cr@p he wears. Damn. The magic of marketing. Bulls will trade DRose for Jeremy Lin & Mike Bibby next season. BOOK IT!

  • bike

    Jeremy Lin is the Bulls savior.

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/tray-5 T-Ray

    Damn man that’s crazy. I can’t stand the Bulls but as a human being and fan of the game I feel for him. Hopefully he makes a speedy recovery and comes back strong next season.

  • shuref00t

    As a D. Rose fan, I was looking forward to seeing him go all out in the playoffs… but not like this! Hoping for a full & speedy recovery.

  • http://bulls.com airs

    yeah, its about time you STFU, bike.

  • robb

    I just watched the play. Adidas is to blame, they are failing to deliver a product with the support a player like DRose needs. Physically he’s the Lebron James of the PG’s, he needs a shoe with a much better support.

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/tray-5 T-Ray

    robb
    I think the shoes he wears are pretty good he just landed really awkward when you really look at it. His foot was pointing straight and his knee tweaked the opposite. I think we can all agree that Thibs is to blame here.

  • @robb

    its funny you say that because Eric Gordon is also with Adidas and has been battling injuries all season…adiinjury

  • http://bulls.com airs

    nah, aint nobody to blame. it was an accident, sh*t just happens.
    its easy to say he shouldn’t have been out there but the injury could have happened at any time.

  • fruizm

    Rose is my favorite player but this injury solves a dilemma for me…I really want to see the Heat vs Thunder in the finals so this way I can root for the Heat without feeling bad for Rose.

  • Sarah

    Makes me sick to my stomach to see that. Hoping for a full recovery for Derrick and Shumpert and no more injuries. Today was creepy.

  • robb

    T-Ray I think they may be good for less athletic players. When you watch that landing in ultra slow motion you can appreciate how his heel moves out of place, it wasn’t properly locked, plus those adidas don’t offer something like say Nike’s Air Max. I’ve tried them, the sole is too thin and too hard, definitely not the shoe a player as aggressive as DRose needs

  • http://www.nba.com Shadojoker

    Noooooooooooooooo..

  • http://dodgers.com Joey E.

    Obviously this sucks. Terrible news. That Bulls/Heat ECF was going to be BEASTLY. Hopefully the Celtics can make it interesting. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Do not feed the trolls.

  • http://slamonline.com TheTruthTeller

    bike needs help, dude seems like he types without thinking at all

  • bike

    Cosign Airs at 7:22. I think DRose is to blame here.

  • http://bulls.com airs

    omg.

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/tray-5 T-Ray

    Yeah you’re probably right airs I’m just salty lol

    robb I just bought a pair of the new casual adidas and I feel you on the thin sole. I would recommend custom inserts and ankle braces. I broke my ankle and tore my tendon and I did that and I felt really good with my lateral movement and vertical.

  • Vince5

    Sucks for the Bulls. Would have love to watch him play against LBJ and co. Hopefully he will recover well.

  • http://bulls.com Slick Ric

    bike showing the true idiot and imbecile he is. I knew it already though.

  • bike

    I think Rose should have considered the consequences before deciding to tear his ACL. Dude must be crazy. Right (H)airs?

  • Waggle

    I saw the replay in very slow motion, and it look like kinda a freak injury to me. His left foot tweaked when he planted it there, which in turn tweaked his knee I guess, and caused his ligament to be torn. It didn’t look like that much contortion pressure caused by the primary foot planting tweak though. So..shumpert’s on the other hand looked even way more freakish to me cos they’re looked to be no contortion pressure and his balance looked to be pretty much fine.. so not sure what happened with that 1 at all!

  • 23

    2 Adidas athletes go down, and Dwight Howard is already out………..

  • http://ZOGS.COM ZOGS

    REPORT : DERRICK ROSE ADMITS TO MEDIA THAT HE HAS A VAGlNA IN BETWEEN HIS LEGS

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    Damn.

  • Jerome

    REPORT: ZOGS AND bike COMBINE FOR 1/2 of ONE BRAIN CELL … surprising no one.

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/tray-5 T-Ray

    Why do you guys even respond to the trolls?

  • http://Roosterteeth.com Caboose

    WHY WAS HE EVEN IN THE GAME? Pop get coach of the year.

  • AsadSaleh3

    A lot of stupidity from a few people here.
    Hopefully, D-Rose returns in a year or so stronger and better than ever. He’s only 23 so I’m sure he’s a quick healer. And he works hard in the offseason anyway. The playoffs won’t be the same without him if you enjoy watching great basketball and are a true basketball fan.

  • AsadSaleh3

    The regular season awards are won in the regular season, not the playoffs. Pop could win COY and it wouldn’t be a problem. But Thibs coached his team to the best record in the league with his star missing 27 games. He deserves it the most. Not his fault. Stuff happens.

  • Drig

    @Caboose……..Rose was getting into a nice rhythm which would’ve helped him in subsequent games. Philly was on a 8-0 run or something and there was still enough time to make a comeback ( esp. after watching Ind-Orlando ). Nobody’s fault. Just bad luck.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    I knew bike was an imbecile of the lowest kind.

  • bdogg

    i feel bad for rose..hope he can come back full strength and not lose his speed and explosion. looking at this injury now as much as i wanted kb to try to win the scoring title it was a very smart move for brown to sit kb on thurs. injuries are never good. wishes with you drose!

  • Da-Meat_Hook

    Not a Bulls fan but this is just horrible. Puts a damper on the entire playoffs. As someone who has torn his ACL, MCL, meniscus and patellar tendon(at the same time), I wish Rose a speedy and complete recovery.

  • http://wikipedia.org Eddie1

    Makes Mike Brown look like Coach of the Year SMH

  • http://www.slamonline.com king

    2 torn acl in one day. smh

  • SEED

    He will be back for game 7 BOOK IT

  • FLIGHT 9

    very bad news. Everybody, because of the stupid schedule, was shut down or was injured for the most time in their carrers. K .Love. lamarcus, d.rose, rip, ray allen…. Hope he can come back strong next season.

  • http://www.slamonline.com king

    to ^^^^ d rose had plenty of time to rest. this was just unfortunate

  • AsadSaleh3

    The schedule is definitely the main reason for all of these injuries especially to guys who don’t get injured really like Howard and Rose as the guys on ESPN talked about during halftime.

  • Rainman
  • http://orthopedics.about.com/od/aclinjury/f/rehabtime.htm anonymous

    standard recovery time for an ACL tear is 7-9 months. most doctors agree that the minimum recovery period is 6 months. in short, there will be no speedy recovery which does not in turn jeopardize his health – possibly resulting in a second consecutive ACL tear. rose and the city of chicago will have to be patient.

  • 602Shorty

    I hate the Bulls but this is awful. Not at all how I wanted his season to end. Hope him and Shump heel fast.

  • Rainman

    Why is D-Rose to blame and not Coach thibs? Why did the coach have him out there with one minute left and a double digit lead? Are you gonna tell me “what did the coach know he was gonna play balls out like that and drive the ball?” WEll, he is the coach isnt he? as a coach he shud know his players tendencies right? He shud know that each minute D-Rose is out their he is gonna play hard. He shudnt have had him out there playing meaningless minutes, especially considering he’s been struggling all year with injuries, and u never know what can happen, AND that Rose has a tendency to jsut drive consistently when on the floor. Thibs shuda known that, and known better.

  • http://slamonline.com charliewinning

    As much as I detest all things Sh*tcago, I feel really sorry that this injury happened to this young guy. I hope he gets the absolute best treatment possible. I wish the kid a speedy recovery.

  • spurs4life

    @Rainman Amen. plus they where up 11 with a min. left in the game. so why would coach thibs leave him in the game knowing he wasn’t at %100?

  • http://www.yahoo.com berkamore

    Like the Magic, Wilbon and the other guys were saying on ESPN, the schedule is just nuts. Rose, Schumpert, Dwight….guys that never had physical problems are out. Stern was saying that everything was great and all that but this season was just a disaster. Frankly, I am ready for this thing to be over because I am just getting concerned that other guys are going to get injured. Maybe it is really time for Stern to retire, we need to new blood in there. (yeah and Hunter should go too. Too old and just too much…..stuff going on)

  • bull22

    Yeah tibbs probably should have done better in that situation but rose also should also begin
    to realize that his prescence on the floor is enough and work on running the clock out and making
    smart plays to avoid needless contact. But i like what collins said that he is one of few lights that is
    left in nba.

  • @Deknowz

    This made me nauseous. I’m seriously queasy, I like this kid. Get well soon man.

  • Derrick Rose

    Shut up bike! Gawl!

  • bike

    Thibs should bench DRose for a couple of games next season so DRose can think of the bad decision he just made: tearing his ACL.

    - Mighty bike rules this forum.

  • Jerome

    Put a seat on it bike.

  • Big Marv’

    Slam Curse still alive….

  • bike

    Jerome, u mad son? no need to get grumpy about DRose boy. Go do your homework to get your mind off drose.

  • Bravo

    Damn sad to see this happen……ahhh well let’s go lakers

  • BRYANT BYNUM GASOL 24 17 16

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA THIS IS FUNNY HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA HE’S IN PAIN HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

  • Justin G.

    You guys know that injuries happen all the time right, not just in condensed schedules? Blaming the schedule is ridiculous and saying it’s David Stern’s fault is even more so. Would you have rather had a 50 game season instead? Then all you idiots would be talking about how the season was hardly worth it, the winner should get an asterisk, why weren’t there more games since these guys are such great athletes, they should have thought of this when they were turning down all of the league’s offers, etc. etc. It’s very unfortunate as I was looking forward to a great series between the Heat and Bulls but all this “prayers go out to him and his family” stuff is way over the top. He didn’t get shot, neither did a loved one.

  • Zabbah

    Justin, no one’s denying that injuries happen all the time. But the spike in injuries can only be blamed to the condensed schedule. For example, the number of players injured for just one day has gone up by 66% this season as compared to last. Look more into it and you’ll find not just a huge spike in injuries but also the type of injury as well. This was the first time I ever heard of a baller injuring his pectoral muscles, and that happened quite a few times.

  • anonymous

    is this the chi-fan syndrome? Finding a scapegoat for everything that goes wrong your city`s sports team. [1] In 2003, it was Steve Bartman`s fault that the cubs loss in the NLCS. [2] Now in 2012, it is (a) thibodeau, (b) adidas, and (c) david stern`s condensed schedule that is to blame for rose`s freak injury where he jumped into the air to make a pass landing awkwardly in the absence of any contact with another player. None of these people or companies are to blame for rose`s injury. He has been hurt off and on the entire season, so this latest injury should not come as a huge shock. He is struggling to stay on the court. It happens. Injuries happen. Be rational.

  • anonymous

    “wrong with”

  • BBaller

    NNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Heat walk to the finals now, the west bash each other to get there. ****************** for the Heat’s championship.GO spurs!!!

  • Yesse

    This is really sad. He and the Bulls were doing so well. I hope he can come back strong next season.

  • Yann Blavec

    The SLAM curse as usual…

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Here’s to a quick and full recovery Derrick…. I think about the way these top calibre players come into the league and rule the courts and then it’s a severe injury and an operation (or 5 in the case of Anfernee Hardaway) and that player is never the same. I really hope Derrick can come back and display that quickness. If he can take something away from this rollercoaster season it’s that he has youth on his side. Tim Hardaway did it and I think Rose will too.
    -
    Derrick, Rubio… that other guy… this has been a hard season on lead guards with this compact schedule. :/
    -
    In other news, maybe the Bulls could sign STEVE NASH for next season if Derrick takes a little while to come up to speed!?!?!

    : )

  • http://slamonline house

    I hope that DRose is able to come back better than ever next season, Speedy recovery bro!

  • i_ball

    c’mon’ guys. D’Rose has been out all season with an ankle injury. You can’t blame the schedule for this. You can’t blame Thibs for not seeing that his star player may injure his knee. And we have all played, when you jump you can landed awkwardly no matter what you wear. I almost broke my ankle in a pair of Js. S*** just happens.

  • DS44

    D.Rose will come back with a vengeance!

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Derrick Rose. I feel for anyone that is lost for the season, let alone a franchise player.

  • ClydeSays

    S*cks for Rose & Bulls fans. Chi still has a chance. I do think the schedule has something to do with all his (and the rest of the NBA’s) injuries. More games, less recovery time=injuries.

  • AsadSaleh3

    The schedule didn’t allow for a lot of recovery time. That’s the main thing here. Dwight and Derrick have never missed games like they did this season. I heard that there will be back to backs in the 2nd round of the playoffs. I would have preferred the lockout to last all season long rather than see important guys go down because their bodies aren’t allowed to recover normally.

  • http://www.thesmashbrothas.com zen garden

    they got more ball movement w/o rose

  • AsadSaleh3

    Ball movement is great. But at some point, every team needs a superstar. Especially in today’s league. They can’t beat Boston without Rose. No need to even talk about Miami now or the ECF. Mike Wilbon wrote a great piece about this. Rip knew this season was going to be wild. Can’t argue with Rip on this one.

    http://espn.go.com/chicago/nba/story/_/id/7868860/chicago-bulls-guard-derrick-rose-injury-caused-overloaded-schedule

  • http://www.huwlhopkins.com #6marjon

    Luol Deng just booked a vacation for the final week of May

  • 602Shorty

    Just so everyone knows: there are 3 different people who appear to be posting under the name bike. One is this moron, the other is some militant black dude, and there’s one that posts strictly basketball related comments. I’m guessing I’m the only one who sees this.

  • unknown

    rose out its over for the bulls. bulls dont really have shooters there not going to make it to the next round. there never going to the championship. everybody on the bulls is soft

  • 602Shorty

    A lot of these guys spent more time during the offseason and lockout on pick-up games than in the gym actually working out. If I were them I’d have been working on endurance & conditioning plus skills. I’m not saying Rose didn’t, but a lot of guys didn’t spend that time wisely. Blame whomever you want for the condensed schedule but it was expected. Everyone knew it was coming. The lockout wasn’t supposed to be an extended vaca. Some guys treated it that way. Also, I want to see the young athletic guys hone their skills more. Athleticism= short term success. Skills= longevity. Ask Kobe, who is still the games most skilled player at 33 after 15 seasons.

  • Nate C

    Howard: Adidas
    Rose: Adidas
    Billups: Adidas
    Shumpert: Adidas

    just saying

  • everynowhere

    ^^that looks like fun
    J. Lin: Nike
    R. Fernandez: Nike
    E. Maynor: Nike

    But seriously though…sh*t happens. The play d.rose got injured in was a routine jump stop for him. I can’t blame the coach, rose came back a little too early.

  • AsadSaleh3

    Yeah, that Adidas thing is irrelevant here. Rose didn’t play in any pickup games so those aren’t to blame either. Not having a real training camp and not being able to work out during the offseason at team facilities really hurt these guys. These guys and their bodies are creatures of habit. Disrupt the habit and pack in an unsual schedule and injuries will occur. Owners wanted to screw over the players. Players wanted to make as fair a deal as possible. The money grab caused both parties to do whatever they could to make sure they had a season. We’ve seen the results.

  • Nate C

    really? you compare Lin and a couple nobodies to the guys i listed. Nice, way to know your craft

  • 602Shorty

    You CANNOT blame the owners for the lack of work ethic the players apparently have. When someone wants to workout they do it. Lack of training camp can be attributed to the lockout, but to say that it’s the owners’ fault that they players couldn’t get into workout habits is total bs. A labor dispute has nothing to do with keeping fit until the season resumes. These are grown *ss men. They shouldn’t have to be told to stay in shape in case the season starts. They get paid to be professionals. It’s asinine to suggest the closed workout facilities prevented players from working out when the majority of them fly to cities different from their teams and work with private trainers.

  • 602Shorty

    Last time I checked LA only had two pro teams. Any other offseason it’s probably the biggest destination for NBA players to workout. Team facilities being closed is just the dumbest excuse for anything except actual training camp, which is more team centered. Endurance and conditioning are things each individual is responsible for.

  • everynowhere

    @nate C. so you wanted superstars? sorry none of them got season ending injuries THIS YEAR wearing nikes. oh and tell me how howard’s shoes made his back more injury prone? all i’m saying is…sh*t happens.

  • bike

    Last time I checked 602Shorty is 602 pounds heavs and is short as hell. Just saying.

  • AsadSaleh3

    The connection that needs to be made here is once players couldn’t contact let alone work out under the eye of their team staff, things changed. The owners are mostly to blame for the lockout. If they had let their greed go, the season would have started normally. It’s completely different when you’re working out on your own and when you’re with trained staff. Every summer these guys work out by themselves. And they also do work with their teams at the facilities. It is the same with football players. Peyton Manning couldn’t contact his team doctors during the lockout and it pushed back his recovery a little bit. Whether you believe it or not, the truth could be seen if you watched everyone play this season. You can say they’re grown men, but if you watched even the superstars play, you saw that they all needed what they normally have. They didn’t have it because of the lockout. Period.

  • AsadSaleh3

    Most of the superstars were fortunate enough to not get hurt because of their playing styles. The schedule didn’t have much of an effect on them except fatigue. But for a player like Rose who relies on both skill and God given talent with his explosiveness, he puts a lot of pressure on his ligaments and joints. It’s a sign of ignorance to say that some of these young guys are not skilled especially Rose. If one cannot see the skills he has in his game, he/she needs to become a fan of another sport. In a regular season, he’d have time to get the proper rest for his body. The Celtics took more than a month to get in rhythm, would you say that those guys aren’t hard workers? No, they just couldn’t get in proper game shape and game rhythm without a real training camp. To say that these guys should have all come into the season ready for back to back to back games without a normal camp is absolutely ridiculous. And to say act as if they are to blame for not being ready for this hectic season is also a load of garbage. Like they are used to playing so many games a week without any practices.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    WWWWHHHHYYYY?

  • 130623

    Injury happens! can’t blame shoes or anything else, it happened last night and guess what? It will happen again PERIOD!

  • Madbutta

    Adidas basketball is in bad shape. They will go hard in the draft. CrazyLight 2 is nice and they need them on the court, and not just on Jrue Holiday , haha

  • 602Shorty

    I never argued who was responsible for the lockout. That whole point is irrelevent. I also never said all of them weren’t skilled. You can’t win an argument by arguing points that were never made. Rose is skilled but he can stand to work on his shot more, amongst other things. Are you implying the Rose, Westbrook and other youung guys are so skilled that they don’t need work? Are you arguing that pure athleticism goes further than skill? I’m arguing self discipline and professionalism. You play into the stereotypes of ignorant, lazy, undisciplined NBA players when you try to excuse away a reason for not staying in shape. I find that extremely condescending. They all are more than capable. Most players do not even stay in the cities they play in during the offseason. They often have their own trainers. With or without the team facilities, the hardworking and professional players still work out. They go to Chicago, Florida, LA etc. Are you saying that NBA athletes are incapable of possessing a work ethic without the direction of their employers? It’s a ridiculous suggestion. Team facilities and trainers are a plus during the offseason, but they should not be pre-requisites for working on necessary components to being an NBA level player. You can’t get your body into shape, and you can’t get better skills-wise without initiative. Those desires should be innate. Any suggestion otherwise is ignorant horsesh*t.

  • AsadSaleh3

    Rose has been working on his shot every summer. It’s not like he stopped after he had his MVP season. All of these guys put in the work. on their skills. Bottom line, after watching this season, it’s clear that the schedule has impacted the players and it’s not their fault for getting injured. All of them, those who are injured and those who aren’t, did what they normally do and were in the shape they’d normally be in heading into a normal season and as soon as the lockout ended, things sped up tremendously. The main culprit is the brutal season. Richard Hamilton said it before the season and he was 100% right. You’re an idiot if you believe anything other than the fact that the players deserve none of the blame for not being able to push their bodies to the point where they should have been ready to play this crazy schedule.

  • AsadSaleh3

    Also, I never said that you said all of them weren’t skilled. I said that you seemed to believe that the young guys aren’t working on their skills when it’s obvious that they are. Read carefully buddy. I also never said that the owners were responsible for the players not being able to work out so I don’t know where you got that from. I said the owners were mainly responsible for the lockout which they were. The lockout clearly prevented teams from operating normally. Players were not ready for this hectic schedule not because of pickup games and not because they weren’t working on their skills. They weren’t ready because there was no way to get ready for this type of schedule. And I’ll add that most of the players who were playing in those pickup games had good if not great seasons. LeBron James played in a lot of them and I think he had an okay season. Guys got hurt not because they didn’t work on their endurance or conditioning. They got hurt because it was impossible to get their bodies into the shape they had to be in without a training camp or time between games like they would normally have.

  • 602Shorty

    You’re the one who needs to read better. I never mentioned anything about the lockout. I’m talking about endurance & conditioning plus skills. You’re delusional if you think they all put in adequate work on skills. John Wall even admitted he should’ve worked more on his skills than what he did this offseason. We’ve got guys like Lamar Odom more focused on reality tv than basketball. Who didn’t expect a lockout? Who didn’t expect a condensed season? You sound stupid right now. They all need to put in more work on skills. Conditioning, if done properly and consistently, would’ve helped. If you can’t admit that then you don’t need to be having this conversation. Obvio

  • AsadSaleh3

    Those ones who have gotten hurt did put in the work. This is about Rose. He put in the work. He got hurt because of the schedule and the toll it took on his body. Period. John Wall is one example but no one else who played in those charity games has said anything about wishing they wouldn’t have played. It doesn’t matter whether the condensed season was expected or not, guys were not going to be prepared for the schedule regardless of how much endurance or conditioning work they did. If the season had been stretched out more, it would have been alright. The fact that the games had to be played in a short amount of days is what wasn’t expected. It wouldn’t have helped them be ready for 3 games in 3 days. The only stupid one here is you if you think that running more during the offseason would have helped them play 3 games in 3 nights. It wasn’t the lack of work on conditioning/endurance. It was the schedule that they had to play.

  • AsadSaleh3

    Rip Hamilton, who is one of the most well conditioned players in the league evidenced by the way he runs around more screens than anyone in basketball, was hurt for most of the season. He expected injuries to come this season and he was right. Talk to him about your assertion that if he had just worked more on his endurance, he would have been fine.

  • 602Shorty

    This is about Rose? Who the f died and made you king of what people can comment on? I can comment generally about anything I want. If you don’t like it go whine about it elsewhere. Rip Hamilton is hurt damn near eveery season. So there goes that argument. It does matter whether the condensed season was expected or not. You can prepare more intensly when you have a heads up. Putting in the same amount of conditioning for an expected more brutal season is stupid. As with anything in life, you have a better chance at success when you have notice of an event. You’re arguing nonesense, like always.

  • Dj Taste

    Stay strong Rose!

  • AsadSaleh3

    Obviously, this dude has no ground or facts to argue anything effectively. The season is over and we all saw what happened. Guys who never get hurt, got hurt and missed significant time because of the schedule. And this fool can only talk about them conditioning themselves better as if he knows better than a guy who is one of the best conditioned athletes in the game and missed a majority of the season. I can see this guy telling Rip he should have known that the league would cram these games into a small time frame. Right because all the players knew that the season would start without a real training camp and they would have to play 3 games in 3 nights. Again, there was no way of them to predict that the season wouldn’t be stretched out even with the 66 games. No way to know that it would be in a short amount of days. But you stick to your simple minded idea that they should have just worked on their endurance more to prevent injuries that they wouldn’t have to worry about in a regularly scheduled season. Clearly, that works for you. GMs, other executives and players have all echoed the same sentiment about the schedule being the major cause for these injuries. But you’re smarter than all of them. I see it now.

  • AsadSaleh3

    Oh and uh…the post is about Derrick Rose. That’s why I said it was about his injury and other guys like Billups and Howard who haven’t been hurt like they were this season. Just in case you didn’t see the huge headline at the top of the page. Which is why I wondered why you went on your little tangent about guys not playing in pickup games when none of the guys who got hurt seriously this season really played in any pickup games. John Wall says he wishes he had worked on his game more and you somehow took that to mean that every player who played in those charity games should have worked on their games more also (as if you are 100% sure that they didn’t). The only guy you know of who didn’t work on his skills instead of playing in those games is John Wall. Just one guy. There is evidence showing that LeBron and Durant worked out by themselves and with each other while also playing in those games. You have nothing to stand on with anything you’re saying basically.

  • bike

    Cosign AsadSaleh3. 602Shorty does not know what he’s talking about. He eats BS for breakfast.

  • Justin G.

    Neither one of you is 100% right or wrong. You’re both right but I don’t understand how one can put it completely on the shortened season. Everyone played the same schedule and plenty somehow managed to make it through unscathed. You both have to be idiots not to see there is some validity to the combination of not training hard enough and the schedule. Bottom line, it was a freak accident and it happens. You can’t 100% blame either/or, Coach Thibs for leaving him in, or anything else. Injuries…just…happen

  • AQWORD

    ^^^^AMEN^^^

  • DreDay

    And so the bickering and “debating” continues.
    Everyone has all the answers.
    Get well soon DROSE.
    Go Bulls!!

  • AsadSaleh3

    Most of the players are smart guys when it comes to their bodies. My guess is that if there was a way for them to prepare themselves for this crazy schedule, most of them would have done it. There was no way. For a guy like Hamilton to predict these injuries before the season and then watch it happen, sorry, I have to roll with him on this. GMs, team executives and other players also saw it coming. How can one prop himself up to be an authority on this when they don’t play, coach and they’re not a GM? How do you train for 5 games in 7 nights?

  • AsadSaleh3

    Guys get into game shape during training camp and the preseason mostly. They didn’t have a real training camp or preseason, so they had no time to get into game shape until the games actually started. Trying to play 3 games back to back to back without being in game shape is extremely tough for any of them to do. It left their bodies vulnerable to injuries that they normally would have avoided in a normal season. I can’t agree with the idea that the major stars who got hurt didn’t train hard enough. Look at Dwight Howard’s body, does it look like dude didn’t do what he could to be ready?

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