Derrick Rose has been surprised by how well his knee has felt during training camp.
“I’m very surprised,’’ Rose said, “having the opportunity to go out and see how it is. I’m just trying to knock the rust off. Of course, I’m going to be a little rusty because I missed so many days, missed so many games, but I’m happy we have this many preseason games because it gives me the opportunity to go out there and really try things along the way.’’
“Derrick’s speed is special, and we think Joakim [ Noah’s] speed at his position is special," Tom Thibodeau said. “So we need everyone going at their max speed, so that they can get used to playing with each other at that speed. If they’re only doing it at certain times, you’re not going to get anywhere. You get your intensity from giving max effort and concentrating all the time, and when you put those two together, you’ll get a rare intensity.’’