Derrick Rose stated that he might have remained with the Chicago Bulls if the “load management” trend had started earlier.
Here is what Rose told K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago regarding the view of players taking games off to rest:
“I mean, it was just a different time in the sports world period. Now we have the term load management. I don’t think I would’ve taken it as far as Kawhi [Leonard] as far as like they’re really being cautious about his injury or whatever he has.
But, if load management would’ve been around, who knows? I probably would’ve still been a Chicago Bull by now. But it wasn’t around.”