(CBS) Derrick Rose is still non-committal on when he’ll be returning to the Bulls.
Speaking with USA TODAY Monday, Rose was as vague as possible, saying “it could be any day” or “it could be next year.”
“I don’t have a set date,” Rose told the newspaper. “I’m not coming back until I’m 110%. Who knows when that can be? It can be within a couple of weeks. It could be next year. It could be any day. It could be any time. It’s just that I’m not coming back until I’m ready.”
So how close is Rose to 110 percent?
“Right now, probably in the high 80s,” he said. “Far away. Far away.”
There is some good news though if you can remain patient. Rose says he’s gotten even stronger during his rehab and is confident he’ll be effective when he comes back.
“I know it’s going to be something good,” he told USA TODAY. “With all this hard work I’ve been putting into my game, I’m doing stuff I never did before. I gained 10, 11 pounds of muscle. I don’t know what type of player I’m going to be. I just know that I’m going to be very good.”