Found March 16, 2013 on
By Mike Elworth: Publisher and Owner of HoopStuff.
Once Derrick Rose returns fully healthy, the Chicago Bulls will once again become title contenders and the biggest challenge to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference. This will not be this year, but as soon as next year, the Bulls could be back on their title course. The team of course is built around Derrick Rose, along with Luol Deng, Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson, which is a fantastic nucleus, featuring three All Stars and one of the best backups in the NBA. However, they have three incredible hidden assets that could net them a huge piece in a trade and that could be the final piece to put them over the top in the East.
2016 unprotected pick from Bobcats: This is one of the biggest assets that any team possesses in the NBA. A few years ago in the Tyrus Thomas trade, the Bobcats threw in a future first round pick, that at the time seemed like nothing, but now every year, they get closer to receiving it. As the worst te...
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When news broke that Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose had been medically cleared to play but still wasn’t ready to suit up, there were varying opinions across the sports world. I personally felt Rose had no business returning until he was mentally ready because he wouldn’t be the old D. Rose until he was. Now it [...]
If the speculation is true, hopefully Derrick Rose is coming back because he feels like he is ready and not because he is being pressured to return.
Even though he has been cleared to play for week, if his mind isn’t right, he will only end up hurting himself and the Bulls.
There has been rumblings that Monday, against the Nuggets, would be his official return back from his ACL...
Derrick Rose has been cleared to play, but in his mind, he’s not quite ready yet. We’ve seen him in warm-ups and even dunking a basketball, but we haven’t seen enough to really know how close he really is.But someone who has seen him enough to know is Chicago Bulls television analyst, Stacey King. And King’s opinion, Rose will come back to play this season. But King didn’t...
Speculation started to grow Friday night following the Bulls win over the Warriors when Daily Herald writer, Mike McGraw, tweeted that CSN Chicago had switched the Bulls/Nuggets game to air on the main network instead of on the previously scheduled CSN Chicago Plus. Despite the ensuing rumors that flooded through social media suggesting Derrick Rose would be suiting up Monday, sources...
Will #TheReturn happen Monday? Speculation is growing that Derrick Rose will take the court for the first time this season on Monday when the Bulls face off against the Denver Nuggets. While I’m sure this news excites Bulls fans, the hope is that Rose is truly ready and not simply feeling the pressure because news was leaked last week that he’s been medically cleared to play...
A Derrick Rose comeback? Multiple media sources in Chicago are speculating Rose will play for the first time this season on March 18th. NBA fans will likely have to wait just a couple more days for a Derrick Rose return. Chicago Bulls fans, it seems the 2011 league MVP, Derrick Rose, will be playing on Monday night versus the Denver Nuggets. The Bulls moved the telecast off their...
With Chicago struggling mightily, Michael Jordan declared “I’m back” and returned to the Bulls 18 years ago tomorrow on March 18, 1995. Donning the number 45, a 32-year-old Jordan scored 19 points the following afternoon in a loss to the Pacers in Indiana. Although a tad rusty, the 6-foot-6, 217 pound MJ guided Chicago to a 13-4 record that enabled the team to advance to the...
Kirk Hinrich will miss his sixth straight game on Friday night when the Bulls play at Golden State with his seventh different injury of the season. Hinrich finally revealed Thursday that the reason for his swollen foot is a stress reaction.
According to CSN Chicago:
“I had a stress reaction in a bone in my foot. It’s like a precursor to a stress fracture, so it was like a bunch...
During his recovery time, Derrick Rose had a lot of time to practice aspects of his game that didn't require quick stops and cuts. Things like long-distance shooting. Because of all that additional practice, Rose is expected to return to the Bulls with an improve 3-point shot.Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports says Rose's knee is good, he's strong, and he's getting...