Derrick Rose

Basketball player

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose (born October 4, 1988) is an American professional basketball player of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one year of college basketball for the Memphis Tigers before being drafted first overall by his hometown Chicago Bulls in the 2008 NBA draft. He was named the NBA Rookie of the Year and also became the youngest player to win the NBA Most Valuable Player Award in 2011 at age 22. In the first round of the 2012 NBA Playoffs against the Philadelphia 76ers, Rose tore his ACL in his left knee. Rose required surgery and was subsequently sidelined for the entire 2012–13 season.

At this moment he is playing for the New York Knicks.

The ACL injury

April 28, 2012, during Game 1 of the first round of the playoffs against the Philadelphia 76ers, Derrick Rose injured his left knee while trying to jump. He was immediately helped off the court. The injury occurred when the Bulls were leading by 12 points with 1:22 left to play. Rose came up just short of a triple-double, finishing with 23 points, 9 assists, and 9 rebounds in 37 minutes of action. An MRI later revealed that Rose tore the ACL in his left knee and would miss the rest of the playoffs.


Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose suffered a torn ACL in his left knee. Team medical personnel immediately rushed out and tended to Rose for several minutes as he was writhing in pain near the baseline before helping him to the locker room. Rose was taken to the hospital, where MRI results confirmed the Bulls’ worst fears.

Rose had surgery performed on May 12, 2012, with an estimated recovery period of 8–12 months.

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In December 2011, Rose signed a five-year contract extension with the Bulls for $94.8 million. Rose was voted as an All-Star Game starter for the second consecutive year. He was the second leading vote getter behind Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard. He averaged 21.8 ppg, along with a career high 7.9 apg in 35.3 mpg, but played a career low 39 games due to injuries.

The 2010-11 season is where Rose became a superstar. Rose would lead the Bulls to 62 wins and finish on top of the eastern conference. He averaged 25.0 points, 7.7 assists, 4.1 rebounds and a steal per game. He was then awarded MVP for his spectacular performance all at the age of 22 making him the youngest MVP in NBA history. He was going to be one of the most dominant players in the league for years to come. Until he suffered a severe ACL injury.

Obviously, it is pretty sad to see this talented Bulls team lose its best player and possibly the chance at an NBA title. However, the worst part of this whole deal is that there is now a 23-year-old MVP point guard who has to come back from a very serious injury, and he might never be the same.



Career highlights and accomplishments 
  • NBA Most Valuable Player: 2011
  • NBA All-Star Selection: 2010, 2011, 2012
  • All-NBA First Team: 2011
  • NBA Rookie of the Year: 2009
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team: 2009
  • Skills Challenge Champion: 2009
  • Conference Rookie of the Month: November, December, March
  • Conference Player of the Month: April 2010, March 2011