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Derrick Rose’s Strength And Conditioning Coach: ‘He’s In Love With The Game Again And Happier’

(via Zodab)

(via Zodab)

Following a couple of hard seasons, Derrick Rose is set to start a new chapter in his career with the Detroit Pistons after signing a two-year deal with the Motor City. Rose has had a great start to the preseason, showing some of the things we saw from him during his best days.

Following stints with several teams around the league, Rose showed good things with the Minnesota Timberwolves last season and he’s ready to keep improving his level this campaign. His strength and conditioning coach Keith Hodges shared his expectations on Rose’s 2019/20 season, stating the point guard has fallen in love with the game once again.

“He’s older and wiser and knows the game more. He doesn’t play as reckless as he used to. He’ll have a very efficient season. He’s in love with the game again and happier,” Hodges said, via Inside Buzz with Mickey Domagala.

Rose surely seems rejuvenated these first days of preseason, with some fans expecting him to have some sort of a vintage season with the Pistons, who will try to make some noise in the Eastern Conference next year. Well, according to his trainer, he might be better than expected for his new team.