Derrick Rose is a player that has been through a lot of obstacles throughout his career. Despite the fact that he is the youngest player to have won the MVP award, his career has been a long story of "what if" as he has been plagued with numerous injuries throughout his career. However, there is no doubt among anyone in the league that Derrick Rose is more than capable of doing great things when he's healthy, and that has been showing during these latter stages of the New York Knicks season.
Coach Tom Thibodeau has been a coach that has been present throughout Derrick Rose's career. Most people know that Rose played under Thibodeau during his time on the Bulls. After that, he helped Derrick Rose revive his career in Minnesota, and now fate has once again brought them together on the New York Knicks. Coach Tom Thibodeau has recently commented on Derrick Rose and how his game has evolved with the New York Knicks.
If you look at any times in his career where Derrick Rose has been healthy, he's been one of the best players in the league. I have a comfort level with him, and he has a comfort level with me.
But Derrick it's a great story, because a lot of guys thought he would walk away... To sit out one season with an injury is difficult. To have to go through that 3 consecutive years and then to still have the wherewithal to get to the other side, and push through and be the player that he is today... he's been phenomenal for us.
He's probably doing it more now with his knowledge of the game and how to manage his body. Early on in his career,like most young guys they're doing it more on athleticism and their talent, but he's got the whole package going now... You put Derrick Rose in a big game, good things are going to happen.
There is no doubt that Derrick Rose can still perform at a high level when the team needs him to, and he has been known as a clutch player in the league for a long time. You don't just win the MVP award if you're not talented. Derrick Rose has done well in New York, and many fans would like to see him return next season. Sometimes, all a player needs is someone who believes in them, and Thibodeau has been that coach for Derrick Rose.