HoopsHype Derrick Rose rumors

December 7, 2014 Updates

Noah said he thinks it's important that professional athletes use their platforms to make social statements. "Yeah. If that's what he wants to do, I respect it," Noah said. "I think a lot of people feel that way. When you wear a T-shirt with a statement everybody's going to know how you feel about it. I respect Derrick 150 percent and I'm riding with him ... a lot of people feel that way. It's really sad what happened. Police brutality is something that ... it happens. Not every cop is a bad person. Not every black person is a bad person. You can't judge people. But he definitely made a statement by wearing that T-shirt." ESPN.com

December 3, 2014 Updates
December 1, 2014 Updates

"When it comes to basketball, I listen to myself," Rose said. "I have a lot of confidence in myself and my talent, and I know where I'm going to be in a couple of weeks. I know where I'm going to be at the end. It's just that y'all are going to be surprised to see me there, but it's just going to take time." CBSSports.com

Does it matter that he makes $20 million a year? Should it? That he's 26 years old? That it's an 82-game season and the Bulls need Rose at his best in May and June -- not November and December? "I think he handles it well," Gibson said. "At times, I think he maybe gets frustrated because he's constantly got people on his back every day. 'How are you feeling, how are you feeling, how are you feeling?' I would be pissed at times because every day, it's an issue – so many people just constantly on your back and constantly poking at you. But that's the life we live." CBSSports.com

November 28, 2014 Updates
November 27, 2014 Updates
November 26, 2014 Updates

Returning from two years of knee injuries, such ancillary injuries are expected to be part of the process. Perhaps frustrating, they need to be dealt with in a rational and not emotional manner. It seemed at halftime Thibodeau understood that. “It was really nothing that happened,” Thibodeau said after the game. “Other than I didn’t want to take any chances with him. The way the game was going, the way we were going, I just felt at that point I wanted to go a different way. He’s didn’t reinjure himself or anything like that. I just didn’t want to take a chance. We’ve got a couple of days now, regroup and the way they were playing, the way we were playing I wanted to see if we could change it with a different type of ball pressure. I knew the start of the third quarter (with the Bulls trailing 56-49 at halftime), the defensive transition and the speed of the game (needed to increase). That was my big concern and I didn’t want to take a chance there. That’s basically it.” Bulls.com

November 24, 2014 Updates

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