Derrick Rose back with Knicks after brutal COVID battle
Derrick Rose formally rejoined the New york city Knicks on Monday after a prolonged fight with COVID-19, though he’s not exactly sure when he’ll in fact have the ability to take the court once again.
Rose, who landed in New york city in February after investing the very first half of the year with the Detroit Pistons, last used Feb. 28. He was then identified with the coronavirus days later on, something he stated was even worse than anything else he’s ever experienced. He had “all the symptoms.”
“They say everybody is different, but with me I never felt anything like that before,” Rose stated on Monday, . “I’ve had the flu. It was nothing like the flu.
“It was that times 10. So like I said, I’m slowly getting back. I’m progressing every day and just trying to get back in the swing of things.”
‘He’s simply beginning to ramp it up once again’
Rose was traded to the Knicks in February in exchange for Dennis Smith Jr. and a 2021 second-round draft choice, formally sending him back to New york city after his short stint there throughout the 2016-17 season.
Rose balanced 12.5 points and 4.9 helps in 10 video games with the Knicks, and went a best 3-0 when he remained in the beginning lineup. Yet Rose contracted the coronavirus less than a month after the trade, and missed out on the Knicks’ last 2 video games prior to the All-Star break and their 6 given that the season resumed.
Rose said he couldn’t really work out at all while he was sick at home, either. While he said he’s just been slowly trying to get “back and playing in rhythm” again, both Rose and Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau know it may be a while prior to he can actually compete again.
“He has to go through conditioning and once he’s ready to go we’ll move forward with it,” Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau stated, . “But he’s been out for a while now so he’s just starting to ramp it up again and we’ll see how it goes.”
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