Originally posted by hklar17:
"I love history," Rose said. "So like the movie 'Troy,' I want to have that legacy where after I'm long gone, (people say) Derrick Rose was the guy that brought Chicago back to where it was when Mike (Jordan) and them was playing. I want to be that guy."
I love this guy!
Rose is just awesome, it's hard to dislike the guy at just about anything. You gotta love his attitude and the way he carries himself. He's not out there trying to recruit players because he believes that would be a slight at his current teammates. The Bulls were sooooooo lucky to land that pick, and I couldn't be happier that we selected Rose over Beasley..
Anyways, regarding this offseason, initially I was all about going after Howard. I mean why wouldn't you? Pair him up with Rose and look out, fast don't lie..
That would be greedy, plus the makeup of the team as it is, is actually pretty damn good. If by some miracle Boozer suddenly becomes the player he was signed to be, then no doubt we got our ticket punched for the ECF. It's obvious that this team needs a starting SG, and right now it looks like it's going to be Rip. To me, that's an obvious upgrade over Bogans. Rip should be an upgrade offensively and at the same time not "too" much of a drop off defensively. I really would like to add either Afflalo or Mayo, but it doesn't look like that's gonna happen. In Mayo's case, for some reason Memphis doesn't seem to like making deals with the Bulls, oh well.
I'm interested to see what else the Bulls do this offseason. Maybe sign another guard and big man since we lost Kurt "Big Sexy" Thomas to the Blazers. I heard they were interested in Joel Pryzbilla. Regardless, with the signing of Rip, our lineup looks like this:
That looks pretty solid to me and I can't wait to get this season started. Go Bulls!!