In the January 11, 2017 Bulls Talk Podcast, Mark Schanowski, Kendall Gill, and Kevin Anderson go into the drama involving the point guards in New York and Chicago. They’ll examine the Derrick Rose situation and how it will impact his chances for a max contract this summer, what Rajon Rondo’s future looks like with the Bulls, and how the landscape of the NBA salary cap will change how team’s build a contender.
In the latest SportsTalk Live Podcast, Peggy Kusinski (NBC Chicago), Brian Hedger (NHL.com) and Jordan Bernfield join Kap on the panel.
Clemson wins a National Championship in a classic. Did Deshaun Watson do enough for the Bears to take him with the No. 3 pick in the draft?
Derrick Rose is back with the Knicks after going AWOL last night. Why didn’t he think that he needed to call his bosses to say he couldn’t make the game?
Also, Rajon Rondo had some interesting comments about his benching. Plus, were Marian Hossa and Artemi Panarin snubbed from the All-Star Game?
Check out the SportsTalk Live Podcast below.
New York Knicks players and officials don't know why Derrick Rose missed Monday's game against the New Orleans Pelicans, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Sources: There are team officials, teammates and close associates unclear of reason for Derrick Rose's absence for Knicks-Pelicans at MSG.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) January 10, 2017
Sources: At tip-off, Knicks still hadn't been in contact with Derrick Rose. Unclear if they've reached him -- or kept trying -- during game.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) January 10, 2017
The New York Daily News' Stefan Bondy added that Rose's absence wasn't announced before tipoff.
90 minutes before tipoff, Jeff Hornacek said everybody was available except Kuzminskas. They just announce that Rose "is not with the team."— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) January 10, 2017
The former Bulls point guard is averaging 17.3 points per game this season, but was benched during the fourth quarter of the Knicks' win against the Bucks on Friday. Wojnarowski tweeted that it was unclear whether head coach Jeff Hornacek's decision to sit the former MVP factored into his absence.
As you'd expect, sources say Rose was unhappy with fourth quarter benching on Friday in Milwaukee -- but unclear if that's impacted absence.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) January 10, 2017
According to Bleacher Report's Howard Beck, former Bulls center Joakim Noah, who has long been an ardent Rose supporter, made contact with the point guard and said he's "OK."
Joakim Noah says he spoke to Rose after the game. "He's OK." Does not elaborate.— Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) January 10, 2017
Follow CSNChicago.com for updates on this developing story.