Derrick Rose on potentially returning to Chicago — ‘Ask Jerry about that’
Derrick Rose signed a two-year, $15 million deal with Pistons back in July, but it sounds like he’s leaving the door open with regards to a possible return to the Bulls.
The Bulls selected Rose with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft. He enjoyed several successful seasons with the team, leading them to the Eastern Conference Finals and becoming a fan favorite along the way. However, the former Memphis Tiger suffered an ACL injury in 2011, which left him sidelined in recovery for the 2012-13 campaign. He played three more seasons with Chicago after the injury, then went on to play for the Knicks, Cavs and Timberwolves.
He’s with the Pistons now, but Rose left the question of a return to Chicago a bit open-ended:
“I mean, like I always say, you probably have to ask (Chairman) Jerry (Reinsdorf) about that,” Rose said, via NBC Sports. “I have one more year on this deal. I’m here for two years. After next year, I’ll be a free agent. Who knows? That’s how I’m going to leave that.”
Being from The Windy City, Rose will always carry a certain affinity for the Bulls.
Statistically speaking, Rose has managed to bounce back. He’s made eight appearances with the Pistons this season, racking up averages of 18.4 points on 54.1 percent shooting from the field (37.5 percent from beyond the arc), 5.8 assists, 1.8 rebounds and 1.0 steal in 24.5 minutes per outing.
Rose will be making his second appearance of this season at the United Center on Wednesday night, when the Bulls host the Pistons. In his first visit of this season (November 1), the crowd rose to their feet for an ovation, chanting, “MVP, MVP!”