SI's Lee Jenkins talks Bulls, Rose on CTL

SI's Lee Jenkins talks Bulls, Rose on CTL

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
8:40 PM

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Sports Illustrated's Lee Jenkins called into Chicago Tribune Live Tuesday evening to discuss his recent feature on Derrick Rose.

On Derrick Rose's transformation into a superstar:

"I did an interview with him a couple years ago and it was 45 minutes and I spent 35 of them talking to myself. So this time around, you could tell he's really come out of his shell a lot. He's still very unassuming, especially by current NBA superstar's standards, but compared to where he was, he's a lot more confident and you can see some of those leadership qualities starting to surface. And that might be part of the next frontier for him."
On the perception of the Bulls around the NBA:

"I think people are starting to take them seriously as a contender. It's sort of been a slow build here. I don't think people really felt that way until just recently. That Rose is capable of doing for them what all the elite players--the Kobe Bryants, the LeBron James'--are capable of doing for their teams. And just being around them a little. They play so hard, and they play so well together. A couple of players were saying--veteran guys--that they've never been on a team or seen a team where everybody had a more defined role. Everybody knows exactly when they're going in...Tom Thibodeau's done just an incredible job with the defense for one, but also with letting these guys get comfortable and play their games. To me, I think they're a real sleeper. I still feel they might be a piece away, but they way they play, they really could make some noise.

Check out the video for more.

Watch: Former Bulls center Joakim Noah misses everything with this free-throw attempt

Watch: Former Bulls center Joakim Noah misses everything with this free-throw attempt

We all remember Joakim Noah's twisty-turny tornado shooting style from the free-throw line.

It was funny, and it worked better than you might expect, with Noah's unconventional shooting style from the charity stripe going through the net better than 73 percent of the time over a five-season span from 2009-10 to 2013-14.

But things haven't gone so well there for Noah in his first season with the New York Knicks. Entering Monday night's game, Noah was shooting just 42.9 percent from the free-throw line.

Well, things might've hit rock bottom Monday, with this nasty-looking free-throw try from Noah that missed everything.

Take a look:

Say it ain't so, Jo.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Excluding Jimmy Butler, who should Bulls trade?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Excluding Jimmy Butler, who should Bulls trade?

David Haugh (Chicago Tribune) and Phil Rogers (mlb.com) join Kap on the panel. Super Bowl LI is set. Can Bill Belichick slow down the Falcons historic offense? Will Tom Brady be able to pick apart Atlanta’s D?

Plus besides Jimmy Butler, who should the Bulls trade? And after winning in Columbus, is this the year Northwestern goes dancing?

Check out the SportsTalk Live Podcast below: