Expectactions for Derrick Rose's basketball return were high, maybe even unrealistically so. He had 18 months to prepare for this moment, his long-awaited comeback to the Chicago Bulls.

To this point, which is only three games, Rose has not played to the level expected of him. Rose has had moments, such as his game-winning shot against the Knicks, but most of the the Bulls' early season has been a struggle.

The shot percentage is rough, and so are the turnover numbers. Rose averages 14.3 points, 4.3 assists and 3.7 rebounds, but is shooting 28.8 percent from the field and already has turned the ball over 17 times.

“You can call it whatever you want to call it,” Rose said Saturday, according to CSNChicago.com. “I’m not playing well right now.”

Rose is aware that it takes time to get aclimated after sitting out as long as he did, so the s

hooting isn't as much of an issue for him. The turnovers are a different thing, however. Rose averages 5.7 turnovers per game, and had eight in the Bulls' latest loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, including five in the fourth quarter. That's a problem.

“I would have to say the turnovers,” Rose said, explaining what bothered him most about his recent play. “The missed shots, I could deal with. My rhythm’s going to come. But the turnovers, I had two or three in a row. We couldn’t afford them at the time. But all I could do is work hard and like I said, it’s going to come to me.

“Me just doing too much, overthinking the play,” he continued when asked why they were occurring. “Easily could have dropped the ball to Booz or Jo, but just thinking too much. But it can easily be fixed. We blew a lead and at the end, they got to almost every loose ball, hit almost every shot they needed to win the game.”