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Bulls G Rose says will be ready for season opener

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Chicago Bulls star point guard Derrick Rose said that he is 100 percent healthy and will play the first game of this season, according to Hoops Hype.

Rose, who had ACL surgery after injuring his knee in the 2012 playoffs, was medically cleared in February but said he would not play until he feels ready.

He said at an Adidas event in Madrid, Spain, on Monday that he will suit up when the Bulls open the 2013-13 season.

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau told the Chicago Tribune that Rose has shown much improvement.

"What the summer has done is it has given him more time to build confidence and strength in his leg," Thibodeau said. "He looks great. He's feeling as well as he has in a long, long time. His entire body is a lot stronger. He has put a lot of work into his shooting."
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