Bulls PG set for his much-anticipated return next month.
Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is continuing his promotional tour ahead of the new season and has been showcasing his skills in Japan.
The 24-year-old will make one of the most highly-anticipated returns to sporting action next month, as he takes to the court for the first time in over a year after suffering a torn ACL.
Having sat out the entire season last year despite medical clearances and criticism from some sections of the media and the Bulls fanbase, Rose has previously revealed this summer that he is eager to bring success back to Chicago this year.
It has yet to be confirmed when he will feature in the pre-season schedule, with the Bulls also travelling to Brazil for a game against the Washington Wizards as part of their preparations.
Nevertheless, Rose looks to be moving freely after footage emerged of him taking part in a promotional event in Japan where he took on members of the public who attempted to prevent him from scoring.
While the Bulls point guard revealed last year that he felt ready physically to return during the playoffs, there were still mental barriers that he had yet to overcome.
Rose is known for his explosiveness in getting to the basket combined with various cutting moves which undoubtedly puts strain on his knees.
However, judging by recent comments made from coach Tom Thibodeau and the player himself, he is at 100 per cent as the build-up continues for training camp with the Bulls players likely to convene some time in the next few weeks.
Watch the video below to see Rose putting on a show for his fans in Japan: