ESPNChicago’s Melissa Isaacson writes:
“Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose boarded a plane from Los Angeles to the Philippines on Wednesday to take part in a two-game exhibition series this weekend, according to a source close to Rose. … Sacramento Kings star Tyreke Evans will also be part of the contingent, according to the Sacramento Bee. … The Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant and New Orleans Hornets’ Chris Paul also tweeted about being on their way to Manila to take part in the event.”
I’m not a big fan of unsanctioned exhibition games involving players from the teams I follow. I’m sure — well, pretty sure, anyway — that the players involved won’t be going full tilt or anything. I mean, it’s just a couple of exhibition games, right?
Still, considering Rose recently admitted his body was breaking down by the end of the season, and given the fact that Joakim Noah hasn’t recovered from an ankle he sprained back in March, I’d really rather Derrick spent his summer laying low, practicing, resting, and preparing for the next season.
Assuming there’s going to be a next season.