Bulls point guard Derrick Rose suffered a medial meniscus tear on Friday night in Portland, and will have surgery on Monday in Chicago, reports K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. Sources also say he’s “leaning” towards reattaching the meniscus, rather than shaving the meniscus off, which means he’ll be gone for the rest of the season. Read More »
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The numbers read 14.7 points, 4.5 assists (4.2 turnovers), 2.8 rebounds and 33 percent shooting (25 percent from deep); the second-highest usage rate of his career (30.6 percent) while having the lowest offensive rating of his career with 82 points per 100 plays (averaged 110 ORtg in his first four seasons) while contributing negative 0.3 win shares to his team. After all the hype, after all the commercials, after all the talk, this is what Derrick Rose has produced so far this season, a far cry from the superstar we were all accustomed to seeing… the only person to win MVP in the last five seasons besides LeBron James. Didn’t Rose sit out the entire season to avoid exactly what is happening? Read More »
Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau seems like a cantankerous man to play for. He’s liable to use his scruffy, adenoidal voice to upbraid you for the slightest defensive infraction. But he’s never, not once, overtly critiqued one of his players to the press, and has even gone out of his way to defend his star point guard this season after a slow start. That’s exactly what Derrick Rose needs. Read More »
With the start of the 2013-14 NBA season rapidly approaching, we thought it only fair to share what makes each team so exciting. Ontologically speaking, all 30 teams deserve our eyeballs this season. Even disastrous lineups still present oodles of plays, personalities, highlights and headaches. Here are five things to keep in mind for each team before flipping the channel.
Next up, a Chicago Bulls team that’s finally got their star back on the court. Read More »
After 526 days — something commentators repeatedly informed us before the game on NBA TV — Derrick Rose was finally back in a Bulls uniform against the Pacers last night. He scored 13 points in 20 minutes, going 5-for-12 from the field with 4 turnovers. Though rusty, we’re just happy he’s returned even while other teams quake at his visage on an NBA court. Read More »
There is a wide belief among sports fans that basketball would be the easiest sport to coach as a player. The assumption that a player could play major minutes on a professional basketball team while playing productively and controlling the ego of million dollar players does not seem like an easy thing for a person to do. This becomes incredibly important when you remember the amount of video that coaches watch to reinvigorate stagnant offenses and to keep defenses strengthened. Read More »
In today’s NBA, we cherish those coaches who win. Not only that, but coaches who win the Big One: a Gregg Popovich, a Phil Jackson, an Erik Spoelstra. If a coach is ring-less, they’re somehow lacking something — usually unquantifiable. So we thought it only fair to bring you five current NBA coaches (sorry George), without a — capital T — Title on their coaching resume, but who fans should be happy to see patrolling their team’s sideline. Read More »
With only three teams remaining in the NBA Playoffs, it means a few “contenders” have already been eliminated from title contention. The offseason is the time for these teams to retool to prepare for deeper runs next season. The Chicago Bulls had a season that defied almost everyone’s expectations — everyone outside of the Bulls organization that is. The Bulls were dealt a crushing blow in last year’s playoffs after losing star point guard Derrick Rose in the first game of the first round. Read More »
I received a text yesterday afternoon. It was from a friend, who mentioned that someone had said to him that they no longer respected Derrick Rose.
I do not live under a rock, ergo I know that everyone who watches basketball and has a Twitter account and/or a voice box has had an opinion on Rose’s knee. I also know that the athletes whom are familiar with Rose’s injury in some way (Marcus Lattimore, Adrian Peterson, Iman Shumpert and Ricky Rubio to name a few) have had absolutely nothing bad to say about Derrick. Read More »