Derrick Rose blows past Dion Waiters for the finish, and one (VIDEO)


Derrick Rose’s return has been one of the prominent subplots of the 2014 NBA preseason. He’s missed most of the last two seasons with knee injuries and was inconsistent playing for Team USA at this summer’s FIBA World Cup. However, he’s been rounding into shape as the preseason has gone on, and the former MVP looks like his old self on Monday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Watch as he beats all five Cavaliers defenders down the floor and blows past Dion Waiters to finish a layup:

Yeah, looks like he’s back.

Of course, these words of praise must come with the “it’s only preseason” caveat, and the intensity will be different when the games start to matter. But it’s hard not to look at what he’s been doing lately and be encouraged.