Derrick Rose has insisted that he is a better player now as he prepares to make his first appearance in the NBA since April 2012.
"I think I'm way better as a player," Rose told reporters in Miami. "My IQ has gotten higher and just the way that I play I think I'm a more efficient player. And my teammates allow me to play the way I normally play, so that's a blessing.
"It's a regular game to me. Going out here, doing something. I've been missing this game for a whole year, so [I'm] coming out here enjoying myself and playing this game that I love playing."
Miami's LeBron James recently claimed that he was "thrilled" to see Rose returning to the league.