ESPN: Derrick Rose Says He’s 100 Percent (VIDEO)

Source: Jon Greenberg / ESPN

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose tried to erase any lingering doubts about his readiness to play when he told reporters in Madrid that he will “definitely” play in the preseason opener.

“I should be able to play in the first game of the season,” Rose told reporters at an adidas event in Spain, according to “I know I’m anxious right now to play. My health is everything right now, it’s 100 percent. But right now, the first game … I will definitely be playing it.”



The NBA hasn’t yet released official preseason schedules so it is unclear who the Bulls will be playing in their exhibition opener.

Rose was criticized some, both locally and by national broadcasters, during the playoffs for not suiting up at all last season following offseason surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

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