Derrick Rose: He’s Back But Is He Really Back?

(Our Basketball Panel Answers 6 Questions about Derrick Rose) Tonight Derrick Rose will play in limited minutes in his first pre-season game. How surprised are you that he’s back? They were talking about sitting him the first week of the season.  C.J. Hampshire: I think that week off thing was worse case scenario. Get him…

The Delayed Return of Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose was expected to return to the Bulls on Wednesday but he is not completely healed from his eye bone surgery, specifically swelling around the eye. He won’t be available to play the rest of the preseason and may miss opening night against the Cavaliers on October 27th which will be played two weeks…

Jimmy Butler, not Derrick Rose

For several seasons, Chicago Bulls fans have had their hopes and aspirations shattered by the repetitive injuries of Derrick Rose. While fans have entrusted Rose as their leader and their future, Rose can’t do his part and stay healthy. After winning the Most Valuable Player award in 2010, it looked like Chicago was going to be a menacing force…

Is It Money on Derrick Rose’s Mind or Winning?

It was less than five years ago when Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose stepped up to the podium to accept his first-ever MVP trophy. He graciously accepted the award, saying “I remember coming into training camp, saying that I wanted to be MVP. I wasn’t trying to be cocky at all. I knew that…

Pau Gasol: Older is Better

Like a fine wine, Pau Gasol has simply gotten better with age. At 35, he is playing the best basketball of his career and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. Just ask France’s EuroBasket team. Gasol dropped 40 points on them in their semi-final matchup. In fact, Pau dominated the entire 2015 FIBA EuroBasket…

Derrick Rose: The Vegas Conundrum

Between a rock and a hard place is where Derrick Rose finds himself as he tries decide if he should attend the USA Basketball mini-camp in Las Vegas, Aug 11-13. The mini-camp will have the best young players in the NBA, all vying for a spot on the Olympic team. Consisting of non-contact workouts and…

The Chicago Bulls Do-Nothing Summer

The Chicago Bulls summer activity consisted of paying millions to Jimmy Butler, re-upping Aaron Brooks and Mike Dunleavey, firing a coach of the year, hiring a coach who has never done anything in the NBA besides be a role player to Kevin Garnett, and saying they accomplished something. The Bulls did nothing to improve their…