Tag Archives: DERRICK ROSE

USA Basketball announces it’s 28 player pool

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-VETS                                       -NEWCOMERS
Lebron James                         Gordon Hayward    
Kevin Durant                            Andre Drummond
Carmelo Anthony                    Bradley Beal
Stephen Curry                         LaMarcus Aldridge
Tyson Chandler                      DeMarcus Cousins
Anthony Davis                         Kyle Korver
Dwight Howard                       Paul George
James Harden                         Blake Griffin
Andre Iguodala                       Kyrie Irving
Kevin Love                               Klay Thompson
Chris Paul                                Kenneth Faried
Derrick Rose                           David Lee
Deron Williams                       Kawhi Leonard
Russell Westbrook                Damian Lillard

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NBA: Chicago Bulls (9-15) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (20-4)

*Game Preview*

-Bulls 2-8 Last 10 games
-Thunder 9-1 Last 10 games

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Team Leaders: Thunder
Kevin Durant 28.6 ppg 8.2 rpg 4.8 apg 1.5 apg
Russell Westbrook 21.0 ppg 5.8 rpg 6.7 apg 1.9 apg
Serge Ibaka 14.6 ppg 9.5 rpg 1.0 apg 2.3 bpg

Team Leaders: Bulls
Luol Deng 19.6 ppg 7.0 rpg 4.1 apg
Carlos Boozer 14.9 ppg 9.1 rpg 1.7 apg
Joakim Noah 10.1 ppg 9.4 rpg 3.5 apg 1.0 spg 1.1 bpg

Chris R.

5 NBA Teams That Should Trade For Luol Deng

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With all the trade speculation in the NBA. 1 name being tossed in every trade conversation is Chicago Bulls Luol Deng. The Bulls are rumored to be anticipating a rebuilding process. That means their best players are expendable, with the exception of franchise player, Derrick Rose.

Deng has been having the best year of his career this year. Averaging 19.3 ppg (career high) 7.1 rpg 4.2 apg, the talented forward’s trade value is at an all time high. With that being said, here’s a list of 5 teams that should trade for him and would be a perfect fit.

1. Cleveland Cavaliers
This would be a perfect fit for the Cleveland. They have been seeking a scoring wing ever since Lebron James left town. Deng would also bring leadership, to this young team. The Cavs have been on a roll as of late, acquiring Luol Deng, could prove vital to a late playoff push, in the weak eastern conference.

2. Los Angeles Lakers
I’m not sure how the Lakers would pull this off, but they have a knack for pulling off unexpected trades. This would make Kobe a very happy man and put the Lakers in a great position, not just this year, but in the near future as well. With Deng’s ability to stretch the floor, in D’Antoni’s offense, he could average 25 points easily.

3. Memphis Grizzlies
After giving up OJ Mayo and Rudy Gay, Memphis has lacked scorers. Luol Deng would give the under rated Mike Conley a reliable scoring option to pass to. Grizzlies are a hard nosed, blue collar team, and Deng would fit right in.

4. Dallas Mavericks
If Mark Cuban could pull this deal off, the Mavericks would be considered a contender to go to the western conference finals. Adding Luol Deng into the fold alongside Monte Ellis (who’s playing like a star this year) and life long Maverick Dirk Nowitzki, would give Dallas a triple threat that would be hard to stop for anybody.

5. New York Knicks
I know your probably thinking its a bad fit, because they have Carmelo Anthony. But this would be a fantastic trade for the Knicks. Deng would bring a good presence to a dysfunctional locker room, that’s littered with bad attitudes and selfish players. Deng is a true “team” guy, and the Knicks would benefit from bringing him on board. Luol’s primary role would be the sixth man and times where Deng is starting at the wing, Carmelo could play the 4 position. It would work perfect. New York doesn’t typically make the “smart” move, so don’t expect this deal to happen, but if it did, Knicks would be a much better team.

Chris R.

NBA Top Performers *Dec.2nd*

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Spurs Tim Duncan 23 points 21 rebounds 2 assists

Rockets James Harden 37 points 3 rebounds 8 assists

Utah Gordon Hayward 29 points 5 rebounds 3 assists

Pacers Paul George 43 points 3 rebounds 3 assists

Blazers LaMarcus Aldridge 28 points 10 rebounds 3 assists

Pelicans Ryan Anderson 36 points 6 rebounds

Bulls Luol Deng 37 points 8 rebounds 7 assists

Wizards John Wall 16 points 13 assists

Bulls Taj Gibson 26 points 14 rebounds

Pelicans Jrue Holiday 19 points 8 rebounds 12 assists

Chris R.

Will D. Rose ever be the same..

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BREAKING NEWS: Bulls PG Derrick Rose has torn his right meniscus; Will require surgery, out indefinitely *Video Below*

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Everybody in the basketball world were holding their breath, when Derrick Rose’s right knee buckled last night against the Blazers. Now everybodys worst fear has become true. The former MVP has torn his right meniscus. After recovering from his last devastating knee injury, Rose was out to prove he could come back and regain his MVP form. That didnt quite happen this year. While showing glimpses of his former self, he just never looked comfortable most of the time. Timid and hesitant at times, Rose was having his worst year so far of his career. Shooting only 35% and only dishing out 4 assists a game.
This news is tragic for the Bulls, the city of Chicago, the fans and basketball fans in general. The Bulls aren’t much without the star PG, and now they might have to start looking towards the future, without him for good. I know anything is possible, but the odds of Derrick Rose returning to the Derrick Rose we all know and love, are pretty low. He already was not the player we know after returning from his left knee injury, now having to rehab his other knee is going to be one hell of a recovery road. Bulls fans might have to stomach the fact their beloved MVP, might not ever be the same player again.

Get well soon D.Rose. When your ready to return, the basketball world will be waiting.

Chris R.