Derrick Martell Rose (born October 4, 1988) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one year of college basketball for the University of Memphis before being drafted first overall by Chicago in the 2008 NBA draft. Rose became the first guard to be drafted first overall in the NBA draft since Allen Iverson in 1996 and would subsequently win NBA Rookie of the Year. In 2011, Rose was named the NBA Most Valuable Player, becoming the youngest player to win this award at 22 years and 6 months old.
In 2009, an NCAA investigation revealed that Rose's SAT scores had been invalidated, making him retroactively ineligible to play for Memphis. As a result, the NCAA vacated Memphis' entire 2007–08 season.
Rose has been struggling with significant knee injuries since his 2010-11 MVP campaign. In the first round of the 2012 NBA Playoffs against the Indiana Pacers, Rose tore his ACL in his left knee. Rose had surgery performed on May 12, 2012 that would case him to miss the entire 2012-13 NBA season. Rose returned to play in the 2013-14 NBA season. However, on November 22 during a regular season game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Rose injured his right knee meniscus which would cause him to miss the remainder of the season.
Rose returned for the 2014-15 NBA season, where again he was riddled with knee injuries which caused him to miss 30 games. The Bulls made it to the 2015 NBA Playoffs where they faced the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern conference semi-finals. Although the Bulls lost the series 4-2, Rose showed signs of his pre-injury form, including making a game-winning shot at the end of Game 3...
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