By Ian Thomsen
October 04, 2013
Derrick Rose hasn't played an NBA game since April 28, 2012, when he tore his ACL in the playoffs.
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Now, LeBron is a two-time champion, Jackson has been replaced not once but twice, the Celtics have been dispersed all over the map, including Brooklyn, where the Nets now play with Kidd as their coach, and George is an All-Star on the rise who no doubt will be assigned to guard Rose as their teams compete to win the Central Division. The entire landscape has changed since Rose has been away, but he is approaching this season as if he has a secret he can't wait to share. It may yet turn out that the biggest change of all is in him.

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