Rose answers questions on injury and looks ahead to next season.
Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose has spoken exclusively to Bulls TV about dealing with injury over the past year, and what his hopes are for next season.
The Chicago-native came under increasing criticism as last season wore on, with many questioning his desire to return to help his team-mates during their admirable playoff run.
The Eastern conference out eventually succumbed to the two-time champions the Miami Heat in the conference semi-finals, but showed plenty of grit and determination to earn the plaudits of those within the game.
However, Rose has revealed that at no time was anyone within the organisation rushing him back, and he believes he still has their faith as he nears a return to the court.
The 24-year-old also touched on his relationship with coach Tom Thibodeau, dismissing speculation that there was a rift between the pair.
Tension increased during the season, as Rose’s brother, Reggie, questioned the ambition of the franchise as they attempt to build a roster capable of winning another championship.
While he admitted it was tough to watch his team-mates battle without him, the Bulls point guard has insisted that he will be gunning for a championship next season.
Stopping short of discussing what he envisages for next season on a personal level, Rose is adamant that he can return to his best and bring back a title to Chicago.