CTL: Is Reggie Rose accurate?
Thu, 21 Feb 2013|
The CTL crew breaks down whether Reggie Rose's comments about the Bulls not wanting to compete for a title are accurate - 2/21
And no one really expected the Bulls to make a major trade. Maybe there was one guy at least the lack of any moves didn't sit well with Eric's older brother Reggie Rhodes. He says the decision to stand pat at the deadline could be a big factor in whether Derek returns to the court this season. Reggie told Bulls beat writer Scott powers quote what have you. Pieced together that you made any moves have you made any trades to get better. You know all -- the championship lead through Miami. What pieces if you put together for the always physical playoffs. It's frustrating to see my brother players heart and -- out the team and them not put any thing around him. Everyone is expecting -- to come back to Derrick comes back they're gonna sell more tickets is the reason for -- to come back to win a championship or make money. Right now I don't believe -- championship. Everything in the NBA is financial. Pretty strong stuff their guys -- what do you think of. I don't I mean obviously Reggie Rose says. These are my thoughts I'm not speaking for -- -- yet you gotta wonder -- -- both of such a horrible roster that there are only what ten gave it -- eight to ten games over five under without their superstar I mean obviously the whole team is is awful -- had any good players. Except the two -- You know made the all star team in a veteran like rip Hamilton and multiple point guard so. I. This -- surprise me although. You know -- where they might have come from in the back channels that part was less surprised I'm just. I'm in the last -- -- BJ Armstrong was saying -- Reggie is saying Derrick roses images taken a hit here or not -- on these guys in the -- I knew where Derrick does not on the team I mean maybe make enough money almost on a team but he does not on the team. And the Bulls are also last endorse all in all our games anyway so what is the big it was you register and Derek on a somewhat tickets for people are he might take. It's a particular and then the other thing to add this to was you know a few years ago when Derek said -- I don't need to call guys to recruit them for free agency and in. You know wall where does it. Well how does a tendon and where does it start I mean if it's your team and you want these guys and your team all what are -- Derrick Rose gonna do and I know this is not there it's Reggie but. It's all come -- from summarize things -- a hard cap they had zero maneuverability and there was no chance they could pull off any kind of big -- -- the other questions what do they expect them what what did anyone expect. Bulls we'll see what's gonna happen in this summer when it's really gonna heat up about how the Bulls try to improve the roster around Derek. And for more on the Reggie Rose bombshell we bring in the -- Bulls beat writer KC Johnson. Casey never a dull moment time to beat you thought it was about and you know trade deadline or nothing's gonna happen and then Reggie Rose decides to talk to Scott powers. What do you make of all that I mean he says he's only speaking for himself with this test to create some tension between the -- camp and the Bulls front office. The -- Phil LeBeau was also having news though is there extra division really Jericho bit of a disservice and neither have there feels that way privately which would actually run countered everything is said in the past. This is the guys -- a role with Keith Bogans. You know just it just isn't it's not necessary to say needed you to go away talked a bit of a phone call Bulls management directly I just. Don't quite understand it in the as far as the comment as well as about you know the lack of activity you'll -- play a big factor weathered their returns -- not. I'm all for their take is Simon being conservative and obviously being fully mentally and physically ready. But if he's fully mentally and physically ready to sort of play and still sits. That's -- to Derrick Rose and uncover the -- or season something has completely changed within him or his camper. Somewhere along the -- -- it's like -- to Zito and you know to reacting to the to the comments there. It certainly seems like you know with with Reggie stating that it's a we don't what does he really expect to what do evade the Rose -- expect the Bulls to do when they've always gone. All out you know we saw a few years ago during the the free agency sweepstakes with LeBron -- -- they went all out to try to get one of those he'd lead guys they want up with. With Carlos Boozer but I mean this is a team that wants to build around there. Right I did I understand frustration this injury has been obviously very severe hit for the franchise in the city and it's made a lot of people like having complete. And every feels badly for Derrick obviously it is just think. There's there's a there's a new stipulation of a collective bargaining agreement called the Derrick Rose rule which took his maximum extension about ten million dollars higher thus furthering. Financial maneuver maneuverability for for the Bulls so I mean is that the -- fault I mean Derrick Rose 1 AM VP in his second season. Which triggered this kicker on his maximum contract extension it's it's a new rule in the CPA so. I I just I understood however is frustrated every once -- to be back healthy compete for championships but counselors at a time and he's come. Casey is is -- Reggie Rose beat -- from BJ Armstrong and his is BJ Armstrong speaking of big arm. Putting them up to him because he thinks he should be running the Bulls. I don't I don't know I mean obviously you don't -- -- frustrated that they're not playing and you don't do that that he's not out there and compete for championships and there probably is some frustration with the Bulls do not have that second dominance superstar most those those kind of players are hard to come along famously the Bulls. As Mike mentioned went all in in 2010 they'd they'd trade Kirk Carter for a bag of basketball's instant salary caps been selected. -- galling to try to get to those three free agents and almost all three. It didn't work out -- -- -- with Boozer and and crew of men I don't know when their next chance again superstar will be as you guys all sort of mention. Good thing you know our all stars they're not LeBron James and the way way but they're all stars so I mean they're decent players are not transcendent talents but there's certainly. Is a decent course still -- here in Chicago it's.