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Tom Thibodeau: Derrick Rose 'a lot stronger'

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09:17 AM ET 08.31 | Less than one month before training camp opens on one of the most anticipated seasons since the dynasty ended, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau made good on his vow to visit Derrick Rose's offseason base outside Los Angeles to witness Rose's workouts. Rose, who is set to attend training camp in late September after missing last season following knee surgery, is set to travel to Asia Sept. 4-16 for his second shoe promotional tour this offseason. Before then, he is working out with personal trainer Rob McClanaghan and other NBA players, including Jimmy Butler earlier this week. Thibodeau traveled west Wednesday to check in on Rose, who is sporting increased range on his jumper and a left-handed floater that he has worked on extensively this offseason. Thibodeau said last month at the summer league that he doesn't envision "big limitations" on Rose once training camp and exhibition games open. "What the summer has done is it's given him more time to build confidence and strength in his leg," Thibodeau said in Las Vegas in July. "His entire body is a lot stronger."

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August 31, 2013  10:19 AM ET

This Is A Thorny Situation, Bro.

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August 31, 2013  12:17 PM ET

I hope he is back better and stronger! We'll find out in 2 months!

August 31, 2013  01:03 PM ET

Derrick Rose 'a lot stronger'

He's been resting for almost 2 years. He better be.

August 31, 2013  05:45 PM ET
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I hope he can get back to his MVP level - as I was a big rose fan pre-medically being cleared and him not playing.but I will need to see him perform and excel in the playoffs before I (personally) can 'forget' what he did

He is already back to his MVP level. He will excel both in the regular season and playoffs (as he has done every year he has been in the league). So get ready to reach into the back of your closet and pull your D Rose jersey back out.

August 31, 2013  05:56 PM ET

HGH Bro?

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September 1, 2013  01:38 AM ET
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What about your own Knicks, bro ? This article claims that Rose is stronger - which means that the Bulls are stronger this year.The Nets are stronger this year.The Pacers are stronger this year - because of their deep Playoff experience and growing confidence.The Heat have always been strong - maybe not getting stronger, but not exactly weak.So how do the Knicks stack up to all these teams ??

They don't...

September 1, 2013  03:34 AM ET
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They don't...

Agreed.

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September 3, 2013  04:35 PM ET

We'll see come November.

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