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Top 5 Reasons Derrick Rose Shouldn’t Return This Year.
Friday , Apr , 05 , 2013 HoopsVibe News

Top 5 Reasons Derrick Rose Shouldn’t Return This Year.

Top 5 reasons Derrick Rose shouldn't return this season.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Everyone want to see DRose back on the court, but at this point in the season he should probably just sit it out.

#5 Disrupt Chicago's Flow: Chicago is currently 5th in the Eastern Conference with a clinched playoff birth. I'm sure they'd be in the top 2 or 3 if Rose was playing, but Chicago is still a dangerous team and has proven they can beat top teams (ending Miami's 27 game win streak) even without Rose. His return at this point wouldn't help them finish the year strong, it would only disrupt whatever continuity and offensive flow they've taken the year to establish.

#4 Not Game Ready: Rose has been out almost a year. I know he's been practicing and feels great, but the reality is you are only truly in shape to play ball, by playing ball. Rose isn't in the shape he needs to be in to compete at playoff level NBA ball. It would take most player at least a couple weeks of games to get their legs back and with the playoff almost upon us, not isn't the time.

#3 Unrealistic Expectations: People are expecting DRose to swoop in and be the same player he was before his injury. He may never be that player again. If he does regain his former form, it may take time. Throwing him into the NBA playoffs and expecting him to save Chicago's season is unfair. He needs more time to come back gradually. Just let this season go and let him come back full strength next year.

#2 Not Mentally Ready: Rose has told the press he still doesn't "feel" ready. If a player doesn't feel confident with his body he should be on the court. Give, Rose may only ever get ready by getting back in the game, but his mental preparedness is key to his return. If his mind doesn't believe he's ready to be back, his effectiveness and susceptibility to injury should be concerns. 

#1 Risk Injury: Chicago and Rose need to think of the big picture. His return for the last few games of the regular season and a playoff run that will likely be stopped in either the first or second round isn't worth the risk. Let Rose continue to rehab over the spring and summer, coming back completely confident in his ACL next season. Why risk it?

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Rondo Torn ACL Out For Season.
Monday , Jan , 28 , 2013 HoopsVibe News

Rondo Torn ACL Out For Season.

Devastation in Boston. Torn ACL for Rajon Rondo.

HoopsVibe's Very quick call: Does this spell the end of the Celtics' season? Maybe not.

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Sneak Peak At The Return of D Rose Documentary
Thursday , Aug , 16 , 2012 HoopsVibe News

Sneak Peak At The Return of D Rose Documentary

HoopsVibe's got the sneak peak at the "Return of D Rose" Documentary.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Derrick Rose will return better than ever.

April 28th, 2012 is a day Derrick Rose and Bulls fans will never forget. With only 1 minute left in Game 1 of the first round of the playoffs against the 76ers and the Bulls leading by 12 points, Rose tore his ACL on a insignificant jumpshot. 

“I remember it. I remember everything,” said Rose. “I remember jumping in the air and coming back down and just that popping sound. I felt it tear when I laid all the way out and it just let go.”

The second his ACL tore, the entire NBA playoffs changed. The Bulls were essentially out of the hunt for a ring and Rose's season was over. 

Now, adidas Basketball is tracking Derrick Rose's return to the NBA with a multi-episode documentary. The documentary will reportedly give fans a behind-the-scenes look at his recovery. Something like this has never been done before, so it will be interesting to see how much access the documentary shows. We've got the trailer below. It looks to be one party documentary, one party humility, and one party inspiration. Definitely keep your eye out for the full series of episodes. 

For more info, updates, and future episodes follow @HoopsVibe.

Bulls Going After Nash & Kidd
Monday , Jun , 04 , 2012 HoopsVibe News

Bulls Going After Nash & Kidd

The Chicago Bulls are making moves to try and acquire either Steve Nash or Jason Kidd this summer.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Not a bad move since Rose won't be around.

Sources are now reporting that the Chicago Bulls are making inquiries to the Suns and Mavs looking to acquire either Steve Nash or Jason Kidd. This indicates that Rose will almost definitely miss all of next year, but it also indicates the Bulls are confident that if they acquire a solid point guard they can still make a run at a championship in 2013. 

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Rose Out For The Year
Sunday , Apr , 29 , 2012 HoopsVibe News

Rose Out For The Year

Derrick Rose blows out his ACL with 1:22 left in a game Chicago had already won.

HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Why was Rose still in the game?

Tom Thibodeau will be questioned on why he left Derrick Rose in the game with the Chicago Bulls up on the Orlando Magic 103-91 with just 1:22 left for the rest of his life. This will haunt Bulls fans forever. Chicago mourns today even as they won the game, but know that with Rose's absence they lost the season.

Rose was still working his way back up to 100% after earlier season injuries and was in the middle of a monster game with 23 points, 9 assists, and 9 rebounds. This injury instantly changes the Bulls from the most feared team in the East to a mediocre team at best. They still have weapons like Luol Deng, Rip Hamilton, and Joakim Noah, but without Rose on the floor this team has zero chance at a title run. They had a winning percentage of 82.1% with Rose on the floor and only 66.7% without. This is truly a sad day in Chicago.