Derrick Rose has been playing much better basketball of late.

"I just feel like I'm back," Rose said.

"I'm just out there playing. Whatever I can do to get my team a victory, that's what I'm going to try to do. When I'm out there, they're giving me midrange [shots], they're giving me drives to the lane. Just mixing up my game and trying to play a solid game while I'm out there."

Rose struggled to start the season coming back from a fractured orbital bone.

Rose has averaged 19.2 points per game since the start of 2016.

"That's obviously a huge thing in this league with players, is playing with confidence," Fred Hoiberg said. "And Derrick is playing with a high level of confidence right now. You can tell. The shots he was hitting at the end of the game the other night, he didn't hesitate at all. He was getting that thing down the floor quickly and taking what the defense gave him. Again, that rhythm and confidence is such an important thing and Derrick has that."

Rose's PER by month:
November: 10.3
December: 10.7
January: 16.0
February: 20.5