We hadn’t seen that Derrick Rose in Spain with Team USA at the World Cup. Or through the start of the preseason.
But explosive, vintage Derrick Rose showed up on Monday night when the Bulls took on the Cavaliers in an exhibition game (in Columbus at Ohio State). Rose was twisting Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters in knots, getting into the lane and knocking down 4-of-5 from three. He finished with 30 points on 12-of-18 shooting on the night. But really you need to watch the video to see the explosive, attacking, finishing at the rim Rose again.
Even LeBron James noticed. So did Cavaliers coach David Blatt, both as reported by Chris Haynes of the Plain Dealer.