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Few professional athletes have seen their stars fall as drastically over the previous decade as Derrick Rose. Dwelling proof that accidents can derail superstardom, he is now on his third NBA roster in three years.

When requested if he is been forgotten, nevertheless, the brand new Cleveland Cavaliers level guard did not sound involved.

“I actually do not care about that,” Rose stated Tuesday, in accordance with the Chicago Tribune’s Okay.C. Johnson. “Once I step on the courtroom, all of the articles and all that, I am previous that. That is one of many causes I grew my hair. It is about being free. It is about not caring. I do not care about my picture.”

Rose has been rolling with mini-dreads this preseason, however what most followers care about might be his on-courtroom contributions to a title contender. He averaged 18 factors per recreation (his greatest in 5 years) on forty seven % capturing (second-better of his profession) with the Knicks final season, however it was, by far, the worst NBA group Rose has performed on.

The 29-yr-previous can also be now thrust into starter’s minutes alongside LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Kevin Love with Isaiah Thomas on the shelf indefinitely.

He is assured, nevertheless.

“Whenever you see me hoop, you are going to know that I can hoop,” Rose stated. “And you are going to know I am a great individual.”