Bulls' Korver finds perspective in Rose injury

Bulls fans might need to use a telescope to find a silver lining to Derrick Rose's shredded knee.

But Kyle Korver's faith tells him there is one.

"My grandpa has a saying: 'God does his best work in life's graveyards,'" Korver said Monday after practice. "When things are tough, that's when a lot of good can happen in life. Hopefully, something good can come out of this for Derrick, our team and the city of Chicago."

The Bulls shooting guard put his positive spirit on display within hours of Rose's injury. Younger brother Klayton inspired him to post a 258-word statement on his Facebook page.

"It seemed like everyone was really down -- and for good reason," Korver said. "Obviously, we care about Derrick a lot more than that he was going to help us win a championship. But we have more games to play. And when you have the right perspective in life, it changes everything. So I had some thoughts."

Here's the text of that message: Right about now, the disbelief has faded, anger has subsided and were all wondering... why? Why. Why. Why Derrick, again? Derrick is more than an MVP to our team. He's our friend, our brother he inspires us to be the very best we can be, just by who he is and how hard he plays. That he has spent so much time this year hurt, was frustrating. Now that he is out for the rest of the season, well its... just plain sad. No one is to blame; what happened, did. We send him our prayers, our love, our good wishes that he heals and comes back stronger, better, healthier than ever before.

Bulls fans. Now is not the time to ask why or to get bitter. Now is the time to refocus and ask "How are we going to win this Championship?" We have the best Team in the league. This season has proven, we are a TEAM and it has taken us ALL to have the best record. Lets focus on whats ahead. This is an incredible opportunity for All of Us to step up and make it happen. We're all gonna have to work harder and smarter. We are all gonna have to believe in ourselves. That we are more than the sum of our parts. We need YOU to believe with Us. We need You to believe for Us. We are going to keep going strong. One quarter, one game, one round at a time. Until its over. That's how we're gonna do it.

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