Is This The End Of Derrick Rose’s Career?

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Scott Strazzante

Derrick Rose, the Chicago Bulls’ star point guard, can’t seem to stay healthy to save his career.

After sitting out of a whole year this set up for Rose big return this season, but just after 10 games he has torn his meniscus in his right knee. It’s no doubt that Rose is a very great player but can he return from two knee injuries in just three years? Many fans wish that the Basketball Gods will give him a break and let Rose be great.

The 25-year-old that  originated from the south side of Chicago, Illinois was the Bulls first overall draft pick back in 2008 and had great success right off. Derrick was the NBA Skill Challenge champion the same year, also won Rookie Of The Year. In 2010-2011 he had his best year of all though, winning the NBA’s MVP award–being one of the youngest players to do so while averaging 25 points, 7.7 assists, and 4.1 rebounds per game.

After a disappointing loss to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Semi Finals the hype for the 2011-12  season was at an all time high. Through 39 games he was averaging 21.8 points, 7.9 assists, and 3.4 rebounds until he tore his ACL, which dramatically turned the Bulls season to the worse. The team still made it to the playoffs but did not make it as far as they would have with Rose starting for them.