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Bulls Talk Podcast: Former Piston Rick Mahorn talks D-Rose and the Bad Boy Pistons-Bulls rivalry

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Bulls Talk Podcast: Former Piston Rick Mahorn talks D-Rose and the Bad Boy Pistons-Bulls rivalry At peace on and off the court, Derrick Rose is thriving with Pistons Derrick Rose is 2-0 as a visitor at the United Center, so forgive him if he still feels comfortable in the arena he called home for eight years.

Rose certainly looked and sounded that way Thursday, smiling as he got jumpers up after Pistons practice at the UC. Afterwards, he spoke eloquently about the peace he has found in his life and game, and even joked about the gigantic new scoreboard he stood under as he spoke.

“We never had this Jumbotron. We never had those effects up there,” Rose said. “It’s great to see they’re adapting to the new age. Of course, that’s [Bulls chairman] Jerry [Reinsdorf] for you.”

Yes, Rose is in a good place, on and off the court.

On it, he’s averaging 20.4 points in 25 minutes per game on 55.3 percent shooting in his first season with the Pistons, who signed him to a two-year, $15 million deal in free agency. Off it, his family has grown to three children, and he’s enjoying living in suburban Detroit.

“When you hear things from afar you don’t know what to expect. But everything has been on the up-and-up,” Rose said. “Living there has been great. The organization has been great. The staff has been great. I’ve been in awe just being in these surroundings.”

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