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Report: Derrick Rose to consider overseas options

Posted on: September 27, 2011 8:09 pm
Edited on: September 27, 2011 8:13 pm
Posted by Ben Golliverderrick-rose

Consider this the second wave.

All summer, we heard from a number of big-name players who were not planning to play overseas during the lockout, probably because they assumed a deal would get done. Now that the start of training camp and the preseason have been postponed, it's time for everyone to reassess that stance.

At the top of the list: Chicago Bulls point guard and reigning NBA MVP Derrick Rose.

The Chicago Tribune reports that Rose is now open to considering the international route and that there is an offer on the table.
"Yes, I am taking into consideration that I might move overseas," the Chicago Bulls guard said. "I don't know where. There are a lot of great places overseas. I haven't really had time to get the details of every place."

Two sources close to Rose confirmed he has at least one concrete offer from an undisclosed foreign team and that preliminary discussions with several other teams have been held. One of those sources stressed that those opportunities only would be pursued if, first, regular-season games get canceled and, second, talks break down for an extended period.
Does a trip abroad make sense for Rose, who averaged 25.0 points, 7.7 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 1.0 steals and led the Bulls to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2010-2011?

Well, it's not ludicrous, but it's still probably not the best idea.

Rose is set to make just under $7 million in 2011-2012 and is in line for a "mini maximum" contract extension once he completes his rookie deal. At 22, Rose has missed just four games during his 3-year NBA career.

In other words, he's still young enough, he doesn't face any larger-than-normal risk of injury and he doesn't have a huge amount of guaranteed money already committed to him. The only real risk here is jeopardizing his future earnings, which will be massive but won't be known until after the ongoing lockout is resolved.

This all boils down to whether it's worth sitting out a full season so as not to compromise a $70 or $80 million contract that will surely come down the pipeline? Honestly, his next contract is as good as guaranteed future income at this point. It's his money to lose. The Bulls will offer their franchise point guard the maximum allowable contract on the first day that it is legal. The best thing for Rose to do would be to work on his cardio and hole up in a padded house. The lockout is a bummer but the future for Rose's Bulls in Chicago, whenever it takes place, couldn't be brighter. 

Since: Sep 28, 2011
Posted on: September 28, 2011 9:34 am

Report: Derrick Rose to consider overseas options

FELLAS, FELLAS - Don't be so quick to judge and insult people's intelligence. Because it's you who are uneducated to the fact that, while there are many nice countries in the world. There are not as many as you may think for basketball. Clearly you guys have never played overseas.
 I played abroad and it can be brutal. Why do you think all the NBA players are jumping to the same few countries? There's a lot of corruption out there. Sometimes you don't even get paid what you signed your contract for. Dirty game out there. So those "other countries" are not as glamorous as a non-pro basketball player may think. 

However, I do agree with you that many of the players will use the option to play overseas as a scare tactic. The franchise players have way to much to lose. But at the same time, if it's your time to blow out a knee or something you can't run from that. Kinda like the movie Final Destination. Guys can get hurt playing in these touring exhibition pro-am leagues. So they should do what's best for them and their careers, and bank accounts.

At the end of the day though the free agents, and lower level pros will be headed to China or someplace.  Where they PAY on time, and where other american guys are playing also. 

LET'S GET THIS LOCKOUT OVER WITH PLEASE! It's not the player's fought for getting while the getting is good. The owners are the ones who paid the Rashad Lewis's 100 million! Don't get mad when they take it. Lol. (Who was a straight from high school player !) Because if that type of money was presented to this college grad, ex-ball player, now every day Joe. I'm taking it! Just like all of you.  

So stop hating please. It's a sign of weakness. 


Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: September 28, 2011 2:05 am

Report: Derrick Rose to consider overseas options

Please leave Derrick...Don't let the American door hit you in the butt......This is so obviously a fake attempt by a few players, to make it seem like they have all these other options...

I am sooooooooooo hoping the NBA strikes and misses a season...The NBA is a joke, half the teams suck, and if the owners don't fix it, the league will go under in a few years anyway....

Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: September 28, 2011 12:03 am

Report: Derrick Rose to consider overseas options

"There are a lot of great places overseas."

Yes Derrick, they're called "other countries" and there are dozens of them. Some of them you may even have heard of.

I believe there are more than "dozens of them" , he is referring to great places overseas as in basketball destinations.

Yea here you guys, go from making millions to play in North America in world class facilities and being treated like royalty, to playing in butt f**k-is-stan for a few hundred grand.Maybe some of these guys shouldn't have left college so early they would preparing for a season and getting a free education that could be used in a time where they aren't working.

Since: Nov 4, 2007
Posted on: September 27, 2011 11:17 pm

Report: Derrick Rose to consider overseas options

"There are a lot of great places overseas."

Yes Derrick, they're called "other countries" and there are dozens of them. Some of them you may even have heard of.

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