Rose Could Return From Injury With Vastly Improved Shot
While Derrick Rose recovers from his knee surgery, there is a possibility of him vastly improving his shot.
‘‘He can only do three things,’’ said Tim Hardaway, who missed the 1993-94 season after suffering a similar injury. ‘‘He can dribble — not run and dribble, just dribble walking up and down the court; he can shoot a bunch of free throws; and he can shoot a bunch of set shots like he’s playing H-O-R-S-E every day, all day.
‘‘But that’s going to make him better. If you shoot 1,000 jump shots a day, 1,000 free throws a day, you’re going to get better. That made my shot better. It really made my jump shot and free-throw percentage better.’’
Hardaway's niece, Mieka Reese, is Rose's longtime girlfriend.