Tag Archives | Derrick Rose

Defensive Fail: Pacers 115, Bulls 108

There haven’t been very many times this season — especially recently — when the Bulls have failed on defense. Unfortunately, it happened last night. The Pacers scored 115 points. That’s the fourth-highest point total the Bulls have surrendered this season, ranking behind only the 116 points they gave up to the Rockets in an overtime […]

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Derrick Rose and the All-Star Game

Derrick Rose was very quiet (for him) in his first All-Star start: 11 points, 5-for-13 from the field, 1-for-2 from the line, 5 assists, 3 rebounds, a steal and a turnover in 29 minutes and 56 seconds. If you’re a Bulls fan, this wasn’t the Rose you know and love. At times, he looked like he […]

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Game 54 Recap: Bull 109, Spurs 99

It wasn’t exactly Babe Ruth calling his shot in Game 3 of the 1932 World Series, but Rose said up front that this was an important game, a measuring stick that would show how good the Bulls really were. Or weren’t. To me, that was Derrick’s way of saying: “Look out. I’m coming.” Well, he […]

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Game 49 Recap: Warriors 101, Bulls 90

Off. The Bulls were off. They played poorly. Passes weren’t crisp. The Warriors were faster (or luckier) at gathering up loose balls. The Bulls seemed confused on rotations…or even about how to keep their man in front of them. It was just that kind of night. Still, they kept things close until the Warriors went […]

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Game 48 Recap: Bulls 106, Clippers 88

Back on December 18, the Clippers beat the Bulls in the United Center when Derrick Rose missed a potential game tying free throw with 0.8 seconds left. Rose never forgot it. In the 22 games since, Rose had gone 140-for-160 from the line. That’s a conversion rate of 87.5 percent. Quite a difference from his career […]

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Wayne Winston: Derrick Rose has impact

In case you haven’t heard of Wayne Winston, here’s a brief introduction, courtesy of TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott: “Wayne Winston is a professor at Indiana University and for nine years was Mark Cuban’s stat guru for the Dallas Mavericks. Winston’s book “Mathletics” explains much of his work — complete with formulas and spreadsheets.” Winston also has […]

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Derrick Rose: Supermodel

Paul Lukas of the Uni Watch blog writes: “Most NBA players these days wear a compression tank top under their jersey. So why not just skip the jersey and wear the compression undergarment function as the uniform top? That’s an idea that the NBA has decided to test-drive in the upcoming all-star game. The league […]

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Derrick Rose: All-Star Starter

Nick Friedell of ESPNCHicago writes: “Derrick Rose will be the first Chicago Bull since Michael Jordan to start an NBA All-Star Game. Starters were announced Thursday for the Feb. 20 game to be played in Los Angeles at the Staples Center. Rose joins fellow Chicago native Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat as the Eastern […]

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Derrick Rose and defense

In yesterday’s post, I presented various arguments about whether or not Derrick Rose should be given (or should at least be considered) for the MVP award. Mind you, this kind of discussion, while irresistible, is both futile and meaningless. The MVP is awarded in June, not January. We haven’t even reached the All-Star Break yet. And, last time I […]

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Derrick Rose and the MVP

As the Bulls keep winning — despite the fact that Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah have played together only nine times this season — the “Derrick Rose for MVP” talk keeps heating up. Here’s a recent samping from around the Web. Charles Barkley on “The Waddle & Silvy Show” on ESPN 1000 (via ESPNChicago): “I […]

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