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I tweeted Friday that Derrick Rose has clearly expanded his offensive arsenal. You asked for more details, so here
they are: a much smoother, higher-arcing 3; a quick-release step-back mid-range jumper; and you know that trademark right-handed floater from 10-12 feet? He's working on being able to make the same shot from the same distance left-handed. Spoke with him after the game and while he remained non-commital about whether or not he'll play this season, he made a point of saying that the team is putting no pressure on him to return. I don't get the sense he's afraid of anything, including how his knee will respond once he's back; it's simply a matter of giving himself the optimal chance of not having any recurring issues once he does return. He's smart enough to know that several weeks of practice or hard training doesn't mean his body, including the ligaments in his knee, are fully ready to go as hard as he always has. It seems unlikely for someone to grow in height at 24, but I'd swear he's gone from 6'3" to 6'4". I'm the former and we were eye level the last time I spoke to him. All in all, he seemed to be in great spirits and, while it was merely a pre-game workout and a brief post-game conversation, I fully expect DRose 2.0 to be even better than the original.