After missing a full season of NBA action to rehab a torn ACL, Derrick Rose made his return to the court on Saturday in preseason NBA action between the Chicago Bulls and Indiana Pacers. Rose had his first in-game dunk that caused the crowd to go wild. It was your run-of-the-mill jam, but I guess the excitement stems from seeing the point guard on the court made it better.
DRose also claims that the extended hiatus was good for his vertical, improving it from 37 to 42 inches after rehab.
“I think I jump higher,” Rose said after scoring 13 points in 20 minutes during the Bulls’ 82-76 victory against the Indiana Pacers. “I think coming into the league I was at 37 [inches vertical jump] and they tested my vertical at [a training facility], I’m probably at like a 42 [inches], so I’m jumping a little bit higher.”