>> Derrick Rose Says Blame Owners For NBA Lockout
Derrick Rose says blame for the NBA's current labor impasse rests squarely with team owners, not players.
The 23-year-old Bulls star talked about the lockout and his training regimen during downtown appearances introducing a new shoe line.
Rose said the NBA lockout, which has wiped out training camp, exhibition games and the early part of the regular 2011-12 season, has been frustrating. He believes a partial regular season seemed a likely scenario.
NBA commissioner David Stern wiped out the season's first two weeks and has threatened to also cancel the league's showcase Christmas Day games.
Rose said he continues to work out despite the lack of organized practices that training camp would provide.