If that is the case, then why come back to the Bulls? Pro basketball, big bucks aside, is a challenging, physical game. A player is tested on many levels, mentally, and physically.
He did his grueling rehab for a reason or reasons, some known only to him. I don’t think it meant being able to say, “my legs are sore, I’m sitting this one out.” It appears his body is strong yet fragile. Anything might happen at any time. If Rose is healthy, chances are the Bulls will be a contender this season. If he is not healthy, then that changes the equation substantially.