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MIAMI -- Theres no question that the city of Chicago was waiting, impatiently at times, to get Derrick Rose back. And the same could likely be said about the Bulls franchise. They werent alone. The NBA was waiting as well. When Roses comeback commences for real on opening night in Miami on Oct. 29 against the two-time defending champion Heat, theres no question the league will be savoring the return of one of its biggest sources of star power. Rose sells tons of jerseys, sells tons of tickets, gets more people watching on television and almost certainly will raise the quality of play in the Eastern Conference. Sure, its better for opponents when he spends an entire season in suits. For the game, its better when hes back on the floor. "Obviously, hes one of our better players in the league," said Heat All-Star guard Dwyane Wade, a native of Chicago. "You miss a guy as dynamic as that. The league as a whole missed him.. So Im sure for the city of Chicago, as hes a guy who really believes in and loves the city, Im sure theyre ecstatic. Having him back will bring a different kind of energy." Rose was the NBAs MVP in 2011, and has played in just 40 of the Bulls 166 games since because of a number of injuries -- the most serious of them being a torn-up left knee suffered in Chicagos first playoff game in 2012. Some suggested that because of his athleticism and commitment to rehabilitation, he would only miss a few months. By the time he returned to the court earlier in this preseason, more than 17 months had passed without Rose in uniform. By the time Rose plays in a game for real, it will be 18 months and 1 day since his knee gave way and rendered him to endless questions about why he could be practicing but not playing. Some of his NBA colleagues understood that logic. "I thought it was very smart of him not to rush back," Cleveland guard Jarrett Jack said. "Everybody kept thinking that just because it was an injury that happened last year that he should come back in the regular season. They didnt take into consideration that it happened so late in April and he would be walking a slippery slope to force himself back and then to try and be himself. "Thats the thing that people forget," Jack continued. "You dont want to come back and just be half of yourself. You want to come back and be at full strength." So Rose waited. The Bulls did better than many people expected without him, winning 45 regular-season games a year ago, ousting Brooklyn in the first round and taking Game 1 of a second-round series against Miami before falling in five games. And the off-the-court side of Rose seemed to flourish. He had the top-selling NBA jersey in China, Latin America and Europe last season. His jersey remains one of the most prominent -- and popular -- at the NBA Store in New York. All that came with the majority of Roses public displays of basketball being shooting and dribbling work on the floor before games, often working himself into a full sweat while his teammates were in the locker room making final preparations before starting warmups. "I think hes coming back stronger than ever," Atlanta forward Al Horford said. "Just from what Ive been hearing, hes anxious. He hasnt played in a year so hes going to be going after people." Thats been evident in this preseason. If someone with an MVP award on his resume needed a breakout preseason game, Rose got it last week against Indiana. He was vintage against one of Chicagos top rivals, with 32 points in just 31 minutes. He was aggressive, getting to the foul line. He created contact, just like he used to. He was strong defending on the ball. His jump shot looked better than ever. "Its definitely going to mean a lot to have him back," Minnesota forward Kevin Love said. "We obviously hope that when he plays the Timberwolves that he has an off game. He looks a lot stronger, he looks very confident and I think hes going to have a great year. He just looks really focused." By the end of the year, Indiana coach Frank Vogel will probably have seen enough of Rose, given that the Bulls and Pacers will probably be the top contenders in the Central Division. And if their four regular-season meetings werent enough, Chicago and Indiana squared off twice in this preseason as well. So Vogels already had a courtside seat from which to assess Roses return. "Same old Derrick Rose," Vogel said. Yep, hes back. NFL Jerseys From China . - Andre Drummond had his best night on the boards. Cheap Jerseys For Sale . The 49ers announced the deal Tuesday. 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"I thought we played a little bit as expected as it is our first playoff game," Toronto coach Dwane Casey said.The Toronto Blue Jays have selected Jeff Hoffman with their first pick in the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft. Toronto selected Hoffman with the ninth overall pick, two selections before they selected Kennesaw State catcher Max Pentecost with the 11th overall draft pick. A 64" right-handed pitcher out of East Carolina, the 21-year-old Hoffman is a long-term prospect as he recently underwent Tommy John surgery. His talent level, though, is believed to be much higher than his draft slot, with multiple sources projecting he would have been a top-five pick if not for the surgery. The ninth pick for the Jays is protected meaning the team will receive a compensatory pick (10th overall) in the 2015 Draft should they fail to come to a contract agreement with Hoffman before the signing deadline. Pentecost, also 21, was the MVP of the Cape Cod League. At 62" and 190 lbs. he posted an impressive .962 OPS according to MLB.com, who had him ranked 19thh overall in their 2014 draft rankings.dddddddddddd The Jays held the 11th overall draft pick as compensation for their failure to sign 2013 first-round pick Phillip Bickford. Should the team fail to sign Pentecost they will not receive a compensatory pick in 2015. Toronto was also able to snag a highly-ranked prospect with their second-round pick. The Jays selected 18-year-old right-hander Sean Reid Foley with the 49th overall pick. The high-school senior from Florida was ranked 18th overall by MLB.com, slotting in higher than Pentecost in the sites 2014 draft rankings. Former Blue Jays first-round selection Tyler Beede was selected 14th overall by the San Francisco Giants. The Jays originally selected Beede with the 21st overall pick in 2011. 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