In an interview with USA Today, Rose, who is still recovering from a devastating ACL injury, reiterated that he needs to be fully healthy before coming back, adding that there is no specific timetable for this much-anticipated return.
Rose said: “I don’t have a set date. I’m not coming back until I’m 110%. Who knows when that can be? It can be within a couple of weeks. It could be next year. It could be any day. It could be any time. It’s just that I’m not coming back until I’m ready.”
And when asked how close he is to being 110%, the one-time NBA Most Valuable Player said: “Right now, probably in the high 80s. Far away. Far away. I know it’s going to be something good. With all this hard work I’ve been putting into my game, I’m doing stuff I never did before. I gained 10, 11 pounds of muscle. I don’t know what type of player I’m going to be. I just know that I’m going to be very good.”
Andrew Bynum Experiences Pain in Left Knee Again
Andrew Bynum’s return date could be pushed to another date once again after the Philadelphia 76ers center admitted that he is still experiencing pain in his left knee.
Bynum, who was acquired by the 76ers in the blockbuster deal that centered on Dwight Howard during the offseason, has yet to don the Sixers jersey and was originally targeting to return by the end of February, which could be canceled once again.
The 25-year-old center said: “I worked hard for two days on the court and then I got a lot pain, so we backed down a little today.”
Bynum averaged 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds in 60 regular season games for the Los Angeles Lakers last season.