After an impressive debut on his home court, Derrick Rose says he is "way more explosive now."
I've been posting articles about D. Rose claiming to be even more explosive now than he was prior to his ACL injury, how he feels he's stronger, and even saying that his vertical had increased from 37 to 42. After looking solid in his first couple pre-season games, Rose impressed. Then came his 22 point (in 22 minutes) effort last night where he looked just as, if not more, explosive than ever.
Following the game, the Bulls franchise point guard reiterated what he'd been telling us all summer, he's strengthened his body, feels quicker, stronger, and can jump even higher.
“I think I’m way more explosive now,” Rose said after scoring 22 points in 22 minutes. “Like getting to the rim. I think I can takecontact a little bit better. And as far as jumping-wise, I think I can jump even higher. They tested my vertical — I increased it by 5 inches. I just didn’t show it yet because there’s no need to.”