Derrick Rose won't recruit Carmelo Anthony or any other free agent, though he likes Anthony's game and believes they would mesh well together with the Chicago Bulls.

Rose said recruiting free agents is "not his job."

"My thing is if they want to come, they can come," Rose said.

Rose expects to be ready for the season opener.

"I love Melo's game," Rose said. "He's a great player. Takes the game serious. He's consistent. He shoots the ball great. I love his heart.

"I can play with anybody, no matter who it is. I believe I can play with anyone if they step on the court with me."