“I should be able to play in the first game of the season,” Rose told , according to Hoopshype.com. “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.”
Rose, who is on a European tour promoting his Adidas clothing line and shoes, confirmed that he’s mentally and physically ready to play and gives coach Tom Thibodeau credit for helping him prepare.
“[Mentally] I’m just strong as I’ve been,” Rose said. “I had the time to think about what’s important in my life, getting better on the court, watching a lot of film with [Thibodeau], asking him questions, talking to him about two times a week. … So he’s been kind of a professor to me.”
The Chicago Bulls schedule for the 2013-2014 season hasn’t been released yet. More details on Derrick Rose‘s first game coming soon…