Rose: 'I think I am 100 percent'

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Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose repeated what he said in July by declaring he is fully healthy for the upcoming season.

Rose missed all of last season recovering from a torn ACL.

"I think I am 100 percent," Rose told CSNChicago.com Friday. "I'm doing almost everything. I'm squatting, running, lifting almost every other day. Just being back on the court after you have an ACL injury, you're kind of hesitant at first about how you step, what way you should step, learning how to run, accelerate, accelerate while you run and while you're slowing down.

"For me, I'm reacting right now where all I have to think about is if I have to get to a spot, I'm going to get there no matter what. It kind of feels good having that feeling again."

Rose spent the past week in China as part of his Adidas Promotional tour in Asia. He will wrap up the tour in the Philippines before returning to the U.S.

Training camp starts in two weeks. Rose expects to play in the Bulls' preseason opener against the Indiana Pacers in a little more than three weeks.

The Bulls open the regular season Oct. 29 at the Miami Heat.
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