Rose hasn’t been a happy camper all year.
Could just be the injuries or something else, but he hasn’t been in the best of moods. Doesn’t seem to be enjoying himself very much on the court.
His latest injury is an ankle sprain and he wasn’t too pleased how the Bulls were taking care of it.
According to CSN Chicago, the Bulls’ supertar point guard is less than pleased with the way the Bulls’ medical staff dealt with his troublesome right ankle: “The All-Star point guard is also troubled by the lack of attentiveness to concerns he’s raised to the Bulls, a member of his camp told said.
Among those issues is the fact that Rose’s most recent ailments-a sprained right ankle and sore right foot-were exacerbated by the team’s training staff’s insistence on taping his ankles, a practice Rose has consistently fought against, opting instead for ankle braces.
First reported during the nationally-televised broadcast of the Bulls’ Thursday-evening loss at Miami, Rose has suffered fluid build-up in his ankles, which the player himself acknowledged before the team’s Wednesday morning shootaround in Charlotte, but the cause is reportedly his ankles being taped too tightly.
It is sort of amazing that the Bulls will have the #1 seed in the East when they have never really been at full strength all year.
The reason why people are hesitant to see them beating the Heat is simply because they need a 100% Derrick Rose and that probably isn’t going to happen this year.