Found September 06, 2013 on
Pro Sports Daily:
Gar Forman isn’t into playing favorites.
Sure the Bulls’ general manager is eager to see what Derrick Rose 2.0 looks like when the MVP point guard takes the court in full five-on-five scrimmages in less than a month but it’s about the big picture for Forman on what could be a make-or-break season for his current roster.
“[Rose] seems like he’s doing great feels good strong he’s been in contact with us on a regular basis so everything has been positive’’ Forman said of Rose’s offseason. “I’m just anxious like everyone is not only to see [Rose] but see all of our guys together.
“Obviously we’ve struggled some with injuries the last few years. I want to see this group get an opportunity to stay healthy and play together.’’
That concept has eluded this core far too often the last three seasons.
In Year 1 of the Carlos Boozer Luol Deng Joakim Noah and Rose quartet Boozer and Noah struggled to get on the court during the regular season only to have the Miami Heat knock them
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Ricky O’Donnell over at the great Chicago Bulls blog Blogabull put up a piece a couple of weeks ago examining the possibility of Luol Deng playing some power forward this upcoming season. The idea is that the Bulls could incorporate some of the new-age small-ball style of play into their lineups, and use Deng as a stretch-4, a power forward who can shoot the three.
Between free agency findings and signings that shook up the "power rankings" over the summer, a plethora of sustainability questions surrounding a two-time defending champ, and a new generation of influential NBA talent, there's something funky brewing out East.
-The Nets and the Knicks aren't playing nice.
-Detroit 'roided up on ballplayers in Josh Smith...