Derrick Rose: ‘Whoever’s on the court I’m going to go at them’

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Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose says he won’t be holding anything back this season when he’s on the court.

“I’m a guy where whoever’s on the court I’m going to go at them,” Rose said via ESPNChicago.com. “If it’s my teammates, it could be my mom on the court, she’s going to get killed. I could care less who [is out there]. For me, I’m just trying to build that mentality where I don’t care who’s out there, I’m going to play the same way.”

Rose sounds like he has his mental toughness back after sitting out all of last season while rehabbing a torn ACL he suffered in April of 2012.

“I’m ready,” Rose said. “I’m just ready to go out there and play. Every day I’m getting stronger, I haven’t had any setbacks. I’m just looking forward to the day where I step on the court.”

Rose and the rest of the Bulls are preparing for Saturday’s preseason opener against the Indiana Pacers.

“I’m just going to go out there and play my game, play aggressive,” Rose said. “My guys, the rest of my team, they’re already in a rhythm. [Now they’re] putting me into the equation, just trying to get my rhythm back and go out there and try to play a simple game and play aggressive.”

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