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Derrick Rose is about to make a lot of money

ESPNChicago’s Nick Friedell writes: The Chicago Bulls’ “top priority” during Wednesday morning’s initial contact period between teams and agents will be to set up the framework of Derrick Rose’s contract extension, according to a league source. Rose, whose rookie contract is up after this season, became the youngest MVP in NBA history last season while […]

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Derrick Rose in the running for another award

Unfortunately, D-Rose wasn’t able to start defending his MVP against the Dallas Mavericks last night, but he’s still in the running for another major honor: Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year award. As K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune writes: Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose has been nominated as a finalist for Sports Illustrated’s prestigious Sportsman of the […]

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“A glimmer of hope”

Could we still get an 82-game NBA season? A full 82 games of Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls? Maybe. Howard Beck of the New York Times writes: Optimism, a rare visitor in N.B.A. circles in recent months, crept back into the room on Wednesday — slowly, cautiously and with muted fanfare. The lockout is not over, […]

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Derrick Rose: NBA Rank, Hoops for Troops, and Shoes

In case you haven’t heard, ESPN recently ranked the top 500 NBA players. Derrick Rose was ranked eighth overall. The top ten were: 1. LeBron James 2. Dwight Howard 3. Dwyane Wade 4. Chris Paul 5. Dirk Nowitzki 6. Kevin Durant 7. Kobe Bryant 8. Derrick Rose 9. Deron Williams 10. Blake Griffin Obviously, these rankings have […]

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Derrick Rose: Not happy about the lockout

From the Chicago Tribune: “Everybody know it’s not [the players’] fault. If it was up to us, we’d be out there playing. I think it’s wrong. I know [the owners] can easily take care of it and not take advantage of people. “They’re not thinking about anything we’re saying. They’re not taking into consideration anything we’re trying to give them. […]

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Derrick Rose talks about the lockout

K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune writes that Derrick Rose — like many other NBA players — may consider playing overseas because of the lockout. Said Rose: “Yes, I am taking into consideration that I might move overseas. I don’t know where. There are a lot of great places overseas. I haven’t really had time […]

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Noah on playing for France

ESPN’s Mark Woods published a story about Joakim Noah adjusting to Eurobasket play. It’s worth a look. What does Noah think about playing for the French national team? “I’m loving it. It’s exciting to win the games. We’re playing well. This is a great team. We stick together.” And playing in Lithuania? “This is unbelievable. It’s […]

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Bulls and the Eurobasket

K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune writes: Omer Asik continues to impress in his recovery from the fractured fibula that ended his strong rookie season with the Chicago Bulls during the Eastern Conference finals. Asik posted 12 points and eight rebounds Monday as Turkey downed tournament favorite Spain 65-57 in EuroBasket play in Lithuania. Spain […]

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