Tom Thibodeau checked in on his soon-to-be returning point guard Derrick Rose at his Los Angeles training base, and the coach is pleased to know that one of the things Rose has been working on is adding range to his shooting.
Rose, who is set to attend training camp in late September after missing last season following knee surgery, is set to travel to Asia Sept. 4-16 for his second shoe promotional tour this offseason. Before then, he is working out with personal trainer Rob McClanaghan and other NBA players, including Jimmy Butler earlier this week.
Thibodeau traveled west Wednesday to check in on Rose, who is sporting increased range on his jumper and a left-handed floater that he has worked on extensively this offseason.
Thibodeau said last month at the
summer league that he doesn't envision “big limitations” on Rose once training camp and exhibition games open.
“What the summer has done is it's given him more time to build confidence and strength in his leg,” Thibodeau said in Las Vegas in July. “His entire body is a lot stronger.”
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