(Credit: Sports Illustrated)

(Credit: Sports Illustrated)

(CBS) He’s back.

SI rolled out their annual NBA season preview issue this week, and adorning one of the covers was none other than Bulls superstar Derrick Rose.

Rose, who missed all of last season while recovering from knee surgery, is off to a hot start in his return to NBA action. He’s scored 78 points in his last 80 minutes of preseason basketball.

Next to Rose’s picture reads: “The Joint’s Going To Be Jumping: Derrick Rose Has a New Knee (And Five New Inches of Vert).”

Check out the photo above!

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