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Rose: Vertical leap 5 inches higher

Updated: October 20, 2013, 10:37 AM ET
By Nick Friedell | ESPNChicago.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- Derrick Rose has been trying to tell people for weeks that he's in better shape than ever.

But it was the Chicago Bulls point guard's declaration after playing his first competitive game in more than a year Saturday night that will have many shaking their heads in amazement.

Rose, the former league MVP, said he's gained five inches on his vertical leap since having surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee in May 2012.

"I think I jump higher," Rose ...

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