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January 12, 2014 Updates

Deng said he wasn't surprised he was traded because of his stalled contract talks. Even so, he thinks he wouldn't have been dealt if Rose hadn't gotten hurt again. "I'm sure I still would be there because we would have had one of the best records and Derrick would have been the story with his comeback," Deng said. "You don't want to make any trades and all of the sudden the team goes the other way and the talk is that 'I was healthy, I came back and I tried to win a championship but ya'll moved guys.' There would have been that pressure. Unfortunately, I think the injury changed a lot of stuff." Yahoo! Sports

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Chicago Bulls star point guard Derrick Rose is "doing fine," according to head coach Tom Thibodeau, but is still not ready to sit on the bench as he continues his rehab from right knee surgery. "He's doing fine," Thibodeau said after Saturday morning's shootaround. "Doing fine -- coming along." ESPN.com

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Derrick Rose has real concerns these days, but those have nothing to do with returning from his latest round of major knee surgery. Rather, his concerns center on his team’s future makeup. Rose has told several confidantes that he is worried that the Bulls will start to let the team hit the skids by allowing key players to leave via free agency, forcing him to go through a rebuilding program that he wants no part of. “Derrick is worried that the Bulls are going to lose what they have,” said a league source. “He doesn’t want to go through rebuilding.” New York Daily News

Harrison's stock isn't plummeting; if the draft were held today, he would likely still be a top-10 pick. But NBA executives' love affair with the 6-foot-6, 215-pound playmaker has cooled down. Fortunately, Harrison plays for a coach that has been highly successful developing point guards (Derrick Rose, John Wall, Brandon Knight, among others) and Calipari-coached teams have a history of improving as the season goes on. If Harrison's jump shot improves, he could be back challenging Smart for the nation's top playmaker by the end of the season. SI.com

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If Irving is voted an All-Star starter this season and next, he’ll be eligible to receive 30 percent of the salary cap in his next contract rather than the standard 25 percent. It’s what is known as the “Derrick Rose exception” in the new collective bargaining agreement, and it could mean the difference of an additional $15 million or so during the life of a max contract. In order to qualify for the Rose exception, players within their first four years in the league must either be named to an All-NBA team twice, win the league’s MVP award once or twice be voted a starter in the All-Star game. Akron Beacon Journal

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Before his latest injury setback, Rose said he believed that paying closer attention to his diet would help him recover faster and have more energy during games. "I'm a candy head," Rose said. "Ever since I've been younger, I've been eating it. But for me to put my career first and be healthy while I'm out there, I had to put all that on hold." CBSSports.com

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The Chicago Bulls are used to playing shorthanded in recent years, but as the injuries pile up, the losses grow more frustrating. The Bulls were without starting small forward Luol Deng for Saturday's 92-75 loss to the Detroit Pistons, their fifth loss in seven games since losing Derrick Rose to season-ending knee surgery. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau started backup power forward Taj Gibson in Deng's place, alongside Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah. The decision was a response to the Pistons' big frontcourt unit that features Josh Smith, Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond. "It's real frustrating, because we're not getting a chance to get a rhythm," Gibson said of the constant lineup changes and injuries. "There's always one guy banged up from the night before." USA Today Sports

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