TAG: derrick rose

Smack / Jul 23, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Taj Gibson Says D-Rose Will “Come Back Dominant”

Taj Gibson, Derrick Rose

It’s been so long since Derrick Rose was the player grade school kids only vaguely remember from his 2011 MVP season, it’s hard not to think he’s been stranded on Neptune in the ensuing years. He hasn’t, and — in case you forgot — he played this past season, albeit as a shadow of his former self during 10 regular-season contests before injuring his other knee. He’s come back from two major surgeries, though, and he could have suited up in June. Teammate Taj Gibson, for one, thinks Rose will “come back dominant” next season. Read More »

NBA / Jul 22, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Breaking Down The New Eastern Conference Contenders

Joakim Noah, Nene

With one Sports Illustrated essay, the entire hierarchy in the Eastern Conference was destroyed.

The Miami Heat, the champions of the Eastern Conference for the last four seasons, lost their best player. The Cleveland Cavaliers, an Eastern Conference laughing stock for the last four years, instantly became Las Vegas’ favorites to win the championship next year, and between all that, a number of other teams improved as well. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jul 8, 2014 / 1:45 pm

adidas’ D Rose Lakeshore “Scarlet” Colorway

adidas D Rose Lakeshore

You can now purchase a casual-wear option under the D Rose umbrella without sacrificing the unique attributes adidas adds to every Derrick Rose release. Like the D Rose performance sneakers, the D Rose Lakeshore offers a charming homage to Rose’s hometown, symbolized by Chicago’s Lakeshore Drive where drivers take in majestic views as Lake Michigan unspools in front of them. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 3, 2014 / 3:30 pm

The Top 10 Questions That Will Be Answered During NBA Free Agency

United Center welcome for Carmelo Anthony

Say what you want about the NBA — that its regular season is too long, that there isn’t nearly enough parity, that tanking is ruining the league, or that there’s too much flopping — but there’s one thing even the fiercest of NBA critics can’t deny: the league’s offseason is, by far, the most eventful and interesting of any sport. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jul 2, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Derrick Rose & Adidas Launch D Rose 773 III

adidas D Rose 773 III

We got our first look at the newest addition to the Derrick Rose line back in May when images leaked of an all-black D Rose 773 III. Now adidas has officially unveiled the performance shoe with new coorways inspired by the team-first mentality of Rose and the city he’s always called home. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 2, 2014 / 10:15 am

Report: Derrick Rose Worked Out In Front Of Carmelo Yesterday

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose was not expected to participate in the recruiting of Carmelo Anthony. But when the Bulls rolled out the red carpet yesterday for ‘Melo at the United Center, Rose was there, and he may have played a huge part in convincing the free agent forward to join the Bulls. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Smack / Jul 1, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Report: Derrick Rose Scheduled To Take Part In Bulls’ Pitch To ‘Melo

Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose, Tyson Chandler

Chicago’s former MVP and twice-injured point guard, Derrick Rose, has always remained outside the pale when it comes to recruiting superstars to Chicago. He’s publicly said he’s against it, preferring to battle against the best with his current group of teammates. Except a recent report from the Chicago Tribune might mean he’s directly involved in Chicago’s pitch to Carmelo Anthony today. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Smack, Twitter / Jun 30, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Did Joakim Noah Subtweet Derrick Rose About ‘Melo?

Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose reiterated his stance on wooing potential free agents in a chat with Yahoo’s Marc J. Spears this weekend. This flies in the face of what his teammate, Joakim Noah, and coach Tom Thibodeau have been doing behind the scenes in an attempt to sign free agent Carmelo Anthony. Was Noah referencing this disconnect with a tweet today? Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Smack / Jun 22, 2014 / 6:53 pm

Report: Derrick Rose Sees Kevin Love As “More Of A Team Player” Than ‘Melo

Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Love

The Carmelo Anthony sweepstakes is unofficially upon us after multiple sources revealed Anthony will opt out of his final year with the Knicks and become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. The Bulls are said to be the leading contenders for his services, but sources say former MVP Derrick Rose is hoping the Bulls land Kevin Love, instead. Read More »

Latest News / Jun 17, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Report: Derrick Rose Would Be Ready To Play If Season Started Tomorrow

Derrick Rose

“Here we go again,” a million Bulls fan said collectively after they read the headline of this post. I don’t blame them. After sitting out the entire 2012-13 season, Derrick Rose made his return to the floor this year, but it lasted just 10 games before he was sidelined for the season again with a medial meniscus tear in his right knee. Now, it appears Rose is fully recovered and ready to resume playing basketball as soon as this summer. Read More »