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Blog a Bull Jun 22, 2016

Derrick Rose wasn't great anymore, but the guys they got for him won't help much on the court

What will the product on the court look like without Derrick Rose? This is how it all started. A mere 1.7% chance and the Bulls landed the number 1 pick in the 2008 NBA draft. While there was some debate about Rose v Beasley, it seemed like fate that the Bulls would pick a hometown product in Derrick Rose. We all know what happens from there. Rose wins the Rookie of the Year award and has a marvelous debut in the NBA playoffs against the Celtics. In his 3rd season, Rose would become the youngest MVP in NBA history. In year four, Rose would have an injury plagued season and would injure his...
NetsDaily Jun 22, 2016

As trade winds blow, speculation becomes a storm

There were three point guards traded Wednesday but none to the Nets. Derrick Rose went from Chicago to New York. George Hill went from Indiana to Utah. Jeff Teague went from Atlanta to Indiana. There was little news on the Nets. Chad Ford said the Nets are so bereft of assets he hasn't heard of one trade involving Brooklyn. And Mike Scotto tweeted the the Nets are interested in Joakim Noah ... who plays the same position as "building blocks" Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young. Does that signal the Nets plan on trading either to move up? Beats us. The Knick trade for Rose could have implications...
Blog a Bull Jun 22, 2016

Breaking Down the Haul From the Derrick Rose Trade

Here's what to expect from the Derrick Rose trade imports at a glance  When my brother broke the Rose-to-the-Knicks trade report not thirty seconds after Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted it, I thought he was surely referencing news that was nearly a week old. Much like Rose’s first major knee injury, the event itself totally shocked me even though—in retrospect—the signs were clear that it was materializing. I couldn’t even begin to fathom why a franchise would trade a $22 million asset away that conveniently comes off the books for a loaded free agent class in 2017. That this same...
Northwest Herald Jun 22, 2016

Derrick Rose, former NBA MVP, traded from Chicago Bulls to New York Knicks

NEW YORK – The New York Knicks acquired Derrick Rose from the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, hoping the former NBA MVP can be their answer at point guard.

Bulls trade Derrick Rose; how might that impact Wolves, Jimmy Butler?

Now that we’ve had 12 minutes to digest the news that Derrick Rose — the former league MVP — has been traded by the Bulls to the Knicks for what amounts to a few decent but spare parts, let’s move on to the big question that’s on the minds of Timberwolves fans who are just coming to the news themselves: what, if anything, does this trade mean for any possible deal involving Bulls guard Jimmy Butler. For quick review: a report suggests the Wolves could be in the mix to trade for Butler, a very good two-way player — but it’s unclear what beyond the No. 5 pick would be required to...
Plain Dealer Jun 22, 2016
Bulls trade Derrick Rose to New York Knicks, according to report

Bulls trade Derrick Rose to New York Knicks, according to report

Bulls point guard Derrick Rose was traded to the New York Knicks on Wednesday.
Posting and Toasting Jun 22, 2016

The Knicks are trading Robin Lopez and others for Derrick Rose

Ok what: Knicks and Bulls are in advanced talks on a deal to send Derrick Rose to New York, sources tell @ShamsCharania and me. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 22, 2016 The Bulls are sending Derrick Rose, Justin Holiday and a 2017 2nd-round pick for Robin Lopez, Jerian Grant and Jose Calderon, per source. — K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) June 22, 2016 As Joe has established, Derrick Rose makes some sense for the Knicks. He has an expiring (big, but expiring) deal, and he was a very great point guard not too long ago, so he's worth a shot. I do not remotely understand...

If Derrick Rose is available, should Heat go after him?

There was a time when the Heat wanted Derrick Rose badly. They don’t live in that world anymore. Miami’s bad luck in the 2008 lottery left it sitting with the No. 2 pick, allowing ...
Posting and Toasting Jun 18, 2016

Derrick Rose might end up being a sensible choice for the Knicks

Who the hell knows what'll happen this summer? Derrick Rose, eh? Ian Begley burned down the Knicks internet on Friday with a report that the team's front office had engaged in discussions about trading for the former MVP. It was an idea so horrifyingly Knicksian as to make fans reach for the nearest bottle of scotch. Let's get one thing out of the way to start: This would only count as a true Knicksian trade if the front office sees this as anything other than a straight salary dump. Rose's hasn't played a full season since 2010-11 (though he did play 66 games last season, which isn't to...
Blog a Bull Jun 17, 2016

The Knicks are reportedly interested in Derrick Rose

From Ian Begley of ESPN.com: The New York Knicks are looking to upgrade their backcourt, and one player on their radar is Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose. The Knicks have had internal discussions recently about trading for Rose, league sources tell ESPN. As Begley goes on to point out the obvious: the Knicks don't have much in the way of tradeable assets or future picks*. But after July 1st, they'll have the cap space to either fully absorb Rose's deal or do a lopsided trade where the Bulls get a player making less back, freeing up the Bulls own cap situation for this offseason....
Blog a Bull Jun 17, 2016

Who is Spencer Dinwiddie? A look at the first Bulls acquisition of the summer

Here is a quick look at the Bulls latest trade acquisition The Chicago Bulls are officially active this offseason. Today the Bulls announced that they have moved center Cameron Bairstow to the Detroit Pistons for guard Spencer Dinwiddie. This is not a trade that will turn heads and it certainly won't help the Bulls turn magically into a title contender again. Both of these players were at the end of the bench for their respective teams before this trade, and potentially were going to be waived this summer. Bairstow, who achieved next to nothing in Chicago, will probably be waived by the...
Blog a Bull Jun 17, 2016

NBA Draft 2016 analysis: some potential solid bigs at the end of the first round

Previously: #1-5 | #6-10 | #11-15 | #16-20 Diamond Stone Diamond Stone's body has a high Mohs scale figure, but he is actually not very physical at all. Takes contact well on offense though. I think that's primarily because he has excellent feel as a finisher. He uses both hands in the paint really well. He always seems like he's moving with a weighted vest on. To use a marvelous coinage by Seth Rosenthal of Posting and Toasting, he often needs to "buffer" to jump. And he still doesn't get too far off the ground. He's a 6'10'' center who does not seem like he will be a plus defender. I...
Blog a Bull Jun 1, 2016

Tim Grover Says Derrick Rose Can Still Improve

Grover holds out hope that Rose can return to form as one of the NBA’s top point guards Tim Grover was a guest on 670 The Score this week  (on the Spiegel and Goff Show) and he made some very interesting observations about Derrick Rose's injuries and his continued road back. "Derrick never used to get his shot blocked when he used to go into the lane — never," Grover said in an interview on 670 The Score on Friday. "Now you see quite a bit of it. You know, he has his speed and change of direction and so forth, but the verticality still isn’t where it should be. "Now a lot of...

ESPN World Fame 100: Derrick Rose at No. 30

ESPN World Fame 100: Derrick Rose at No. 30
Blog a Bull May 25, 2016

Scenarios where the Chicago Bulls trade up in the 2016 NBA Draft

Let's craft up a scenario where the Bulls trade up in the draft. The 14 spot offers a lot of options for the Bulls, they can pick from a handful of players and the mock draft experts show that the Bulls can go a number of different routes when it comes to their draft pick. But apparently the Bulls are looking at another option, trading up. According to reports from the Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson a few weeks ago, the Bulls are looking to draft a point guard. The Bulls are looking towards the future and with Derrick Rose entering his final year of his contract, it seems clear that the...

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