By Nick Wilder
With an offseason of difficult decisions facing the Bulls organization next summer, Derrick Rose reiterated on Thursday that he still will not recruit other players to come to Chicago.
The former MVP spoke to reporters on Thursday for the first time since tearing his right medial meniscus and when he was asked again about the possibility of recruiting players, Rose was quick to respond.
“I don’t think I will ever recruit. If you’re a hooper and you know as a basketball player if you can play with someone, I don’t think it’s a problem with just coming to a team,” Rose explained. “I don’t think we’ve ever had them problems with stopping anyone from coming. I think I never recruit. I’ll play with anyone and I think I can play with anyone. But I’ll never recruit.”
In the past, Rose has consistently stated that he will not recruit players to come play for the Bulls. Perhaps most evident in the summer of 2010 when several All-Star players were free agents, including LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Amare Stoudemire.