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Derrick Rose
Derrick Rose
Position: G
Born: 04/10/88
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:190 lbs. / 86.2 kg.
Salary: $20,093,064
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Neto, like Rose, finished with 14 points, a career-high, only he accomplished that total on 6-of-8 shooting from the field. Whenever a play broke down, Neto was able to use his dribble creatively, and wreak havoc on Chicago’s defense. In response, Rose often forced shots. “I tried to fight every time on defense, and on offense I tried to be aggressive and find my shot,” Neto said. “Derrick is a great player, I’ve been watching him play since he was an MVP. I just came out there not afraid and be aggressive on defense, and try to make him make mistakes. I thought my teammates did a great job of helping me. Any time I got beat, Rudy Gobert was there to make him take a tough shot. It was great team defense.”
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Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said he has noticed gradual improvement in Rose. Players such as Butler and Pau Gasol have lessened the offensive load on Rose, so expectations have dipped. “He’s gotten himself in better shape,” Hoiberg said. “I think his push has progressively gotten better, his numbers have gone up month by month. I think the biggest thing for him, watching him play, is he’s getting comfortable out there. I thought the [Warriors game Jan. 20], even though we got it handed to us, I thought Derrick was phenomenal, especially early. We had the lead when he went out of the game and it went downhill from there. “But I thought he guarded, he was battling [Stephen] Curry, and offensively he was in attack mode the whole game. That’s what we need. When Derrick has that kind of attack and push, we have a chance for a good second half [of the season].”