Posted December 16, 2013

Report: Derrick Rose concerned about the Bulls’ rebuilding plans

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Derrick Rose appeared in only ten games this season before tearing his meniscus. (Cameron Browne/National Basketball)

Derrick Rose appeared in only 10 games this season before tearing his meniscus. (Cameron Browne/National Basketball)

Derrick Rose is concerned the Chicago Bulls will enter into a period of rebuilding after this season, according to Mitch Lawrence of the New York Daily News.

The report says that Rose has been telling those in his inner circle that he is afraid the Bulls will not keep key pieces like Luol Deng and Carlos Boozer in the offseason.

“Derrick is worried that the Bulls are going to lose what they have,” said a league source. “He doesn’t want to go through rebuilding.”

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The Bulls have previously allowed key role players such as Kyle Korver and Nate Robinson to leave when they became free agents, and the team has had trouble finding veteran talent to replace them. ESPN’s Marc Stein reports that Bulls will release veteran PG Mike James on Monday in an effort to open up more playing time for 2nd year player Marquis Teague.

Rose is sidelined for the remainder of this season after injuring his right knee just 10 games into his return from a year-long absence after surgery to repair his left ACL.


17 comments
Matthew W
Matthew W

Who's this Derrick Rose fella? I checked the score sheets and he doesn't appear. 



SoxArmy
SoxArmy

Why does Rose or his camp believe anybody cares what they want any more?  Rose is no longer a centerpiece to a winning franchise.  At best, he's a very expensive piece going forward, and when you're just another cog in the machine, nobody cares about pleasing you.  Until he comes back healthy and proves he can produce big numbers across a full season again (unlikely), what he wants is no longer relevant, and he'd best get used to it.  Besides, the guys he so desperately wants to keep did not get it done when he was healthy, were left hanging by him in the 2013 playoffs, and are playing horribly after being strung along for all this time hoping he'd come in and save them.  Time for the franchise as a whole, Rose included, to move on.

SteveBienefeld
SteveBienefeld

Seems to me that after missing all of last season, and all but 10 games this season, he has enough to worry about regarding his own physical situation and career.  Who knows what kind of player he'll be when he does come back, and whether the Bulls will be able to count on him staying healthy and on the court.

meehan.dan0
meehan.dan0

Rose should have remained in college for more than a minute to develop his body there. A lot of these players who are experiencing multiple injuries in the early parts of their pro careers aren't ready for the punishment of the full pro season. High school and college for a year just don't get you ready. He's got the talent , but not the body now. It's too bad!

JayTaylor
JayTaylor

Prima Donna....So far, Rose is all talk. He's worried about a "rebuild" year when he's crippled the franchise for 2 consecutive seasons? And, when he could have played, and made a difference, in the playoffs, he chose to sit. 


Already washed up, with $60M in the bank...

VipulWadekar
VipulWadekar

Looks like Rose is setting the background for his departure from the Bulls. Add this to Riley's comments last week about about Rose getting stronger when he comes back and its pretty obvious Rose will join the Heat and LBJ next year. D Wade obviously needs a replacement for his bad knees and Rose is young enough to get better.

dksherlock
dksherlock

As long as the Chicago sports media keeps propping up this guy he'll walk around jabbering all year.  He's had his big payday, the end. 

Bearsclone
Bearsclone

Derrick should be worried about the fact that he's crippling his home town franchise for the third year in a row by collecting a max contract while not being healthy enough to play.  


I'm tired of hearing opinions from Derrick Rose or his brother about what the Bulls should or shouldn't do with their roster.  Players play, managers manage, and Derrick Rose apparently' can't do either one.  

Median2
Median2

Maybe you should have played in last years playoffs after all?

WilyCoyoteSuperGenius
WilyCoyoteSuperGenius

What he is really worried about is the Bulls trading him to some sad sack franchise for a draft pick. He doesn't want to end up in Orlando or Utah on a team with no hope of competing for a title. If the Bulls can find a sucker to eat his contract they would be smart to dump Rose. A player his age who has already suffered severe injury on both knees is never going to be an elite player again and likely won't last five more years in the league.

SuperVillainMe
SuperVillainMe

Rose needs to shut up and start worrying about his fragile body breaking down.

Bearsclone
Bearsclone

@JayTaylor Keep in mind that even in the 2011-2012 season he missed a lot of time due to various injuries, and went out in game 1 of the playoffs, so it's really 3 straight seasons he's torpedoed with his poor health.


I'm sure Rose doesn't want to be hurt any more than Bulls fans want him to be hurt, but you'd think maybe he'd have some understanding of the fact that the team tried to build a window around him and his own injury problems screwed that up.


If they decide to rebuild and that bothers him, he should look in the mirror, or blame "God" who he's always mentioning to rationalize his own behavior anyway.  Maybe the Bulls' front office will decide to rebuild because that's what God wants them to do.



JayTaylor
JayTaylor

@VipulWadekarHow? Rose is under contract until 2016 and nearly a $20M cap hit. Rose has played well, but I am not sure we've EVER seen a $20M year from him.

trolljaboy
trolljaboy

@Bearsclone @JayTaylor 

God is punishing Rose for using God's name in his behalf.  God is like, i never gave this man any talent, quit using my name.