Rose spoke to media for first time since suffering knee injury.
Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose has insisted that he will not change his style of play despite his injury plagued last two years.
The former MVP sustained a torn meniscus in his right knee last month during the clash with the Portland Trail Blazers, and it follows up his entire season on the sidelines last year after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee.
While many have called for Rose to change his game considering he has played in just 50 games over the past three seasons because of various injuries, it doesn’t appear as though the explosive point guard will do so.
“That’s the way that I play. I play a unique way of playing basketball, and I can’t change that,” he told reporters.
Critics of the Bulls have now suggested that they must rebuild entirely moving forward, while there have been suggestions that they lacked the depth and quality required to win a championship this season even with a healthy Rose.
However, the Chicago-native has insisted that his priority remains winning a championship, and he is confident that he has a bright future ahead which will eventually result in winning the sport’s biggest prize.
“I think that’s the only thing that I’m missing, is a championship. You can have the awards, you can have all that individual stuff. I think my career is going to be judged by championships, so that’s the only thing that I’m caring about right now.”
Rose revealed that he felt as though he was gradually finding his feet after back-to-back impressive performances prior to the injury in Portland, but will now be forced to continue the long road back to recovery from his latest setback.