Derrick Rose Says He Has Double Vision After Surgery

Breaking Down Derrick Rose's Comments With The Media on Thursday

"It's whenever I can go to play", Rose said. "Just staying in the house for two weeks feels like I was in jail or something, but I'm happy to be out, happy to be with my teammates and happy to be back on the same mission previous to this". He's expected to be out until at least mid-December, if not longer.

McDermott's scoring 16.6 points per game and is settling into his spot.

Bobby Portis hasn't played a real National Basketball Association game yet, but he's already had his first encounter with the force that's become one of the league's rites of passage for rookies: Kevin Garnett's mouth. The Bulls were not expecting him to still be available at No. 22 (he had been widely pegged as a late-lottery pick before the draft), but they also weren't expecting to have to find minutes for him this early. "With one eye open, I think I could play pretty good", he said.

"So, either way, I think I can help out wherever they ask".

"I'm completely fine with that", McDermott said. However, he's still really struggling to finish his shots, and his presence hasn't really done much for the defense. "I feel like that's something I can do. If they start off poorly, they'll have ample time to make up ground".

Derrick Rose was optimistic but cautious when it came to talking about his return to the court after surgery. Tony Snell is one, and Hoiberg pointed out he likes that Snell can take a few of the pressure off of Butler from having to guard the foe's top perimeter player. "That's when I get double vision", he said via Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson.

Also affecting this decision is the big man pairing that Hoiberg chooses to start and rely heavily on.

New Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg went with a big lineup, starting Nikola Mirotic, Pau Gasol and Noah in the frontcourt while Jimmy Butler and E’Twaun Moore manned the backcourt.

"You don't walk into many of these situations to have a team that can compete at the highest level", Hoiberg said. "A lot of guys deserve to play". I'm getting jittery just watching the freedom we have been playing. He has been awesome in the preseason. As for the starting small forward for the regular-season opener, Hoiberg said: "we'll get that figured out in the next nine to 10 days". "The big thing is if they're not in the rotation or not playing a lot early, you can't be discouraged. You have to be ready when your name is called". He was fitted for a mask and was cleared for non-contact activity on Wednesday, just two weeks after his surgery.

Rose remains unsure when he will be ready to play, but hopes it will be soon.