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Bulls set to extend Rose five years for $94M

Posted on: December 12, 2011 11:14 am
Edited on: December 20, 2011 9:56 pm
<img style="float: right; margin: 10px;" src="" height="353" width="250" />By Matt Moore</a> <br /><br />This will come as no surprise, but the Bulls plan to keep Derrick Rose. Shocker! From the <em>Chicago Tribune</em>: <br />

<blockquote>Rose will win on the bottom line soon. General manager Gar Forman said the formality of Rose's five-year, $94 million extension is being finalized with Rose's agents, Arn Tellem and B.J. Armstrong.<br /><br /> "Derrick is the centerpiece of what we're putting together here," Forman said. "We want Derrick to be a Dull for a long, long time. It's very important that we put the right pieces around Derrick."</blockquote>

via Chicago Bulls: Derrick Rose won't beg stars to join Bulls, but he loves everything about team -</a>.<br /><br />You could have said, "a five-year, $11ty Billion extension" and it would still be a steal. Rose's extension will have one huge consequence though. For months, people have lauded the Bulls as the way to win without spending in the luxury cap. But the extension for rose to pay him upwards of $16 milion per year is going to change all that. Along with Carlos Boozer's blood-sucking fiend of a deal and probably re-signings of Luol Deng as well as Joakim Noah's extension, and any other upgrades the Bulls try for, the Bulls will have to pay to win. That's how the league works. The CBA didn't change that, it just made it more expensive. <br /><br />Bulls ownersip has always been thrifty for reasons beyond belief considering their success, but it'll be time to break out the poket book to keep a title-contending core around Rose and pay him market value. Rose will end up being the first recipient of the "Rose Rule" negotiated in the lockout</a> to allow teams to provide players coming off rookie deals with exceptional value higher raises than their counerparts on the earthly plane.  <br /><br />(Via <a href="" target="_blank"></a>)<br />


Since: Sep 4, 2007
Posted on: December 14, 2011 11:52 am

Bulls set to extend Rose five years for $94M

Dont look at superficial stats.  AI and Rose are nothing alike.  One of the reasons I though Rose would be a bust in the NBA was that he always looked to pass first.  Since he has been in the NBA his scoring has picked up out of necessity.  Rose is very much a willing passer.  AI never had the monicker assigned to him at any point in his career.  I think Rose has only touched on what he is capable of doing.  I think this year or next year he will routinely be in the conversation as the best player in the league if not the outright best player in the league.  I loved AI for his heart but he never became the leader he could have if he had just trusted his teammates.  I know they sucked for most of his career but he could have made them better.

Since: Oct 11, 2007
Posted on: December 14, 2011 9:36 am

Really? 2001 Sixers roster better than 2010 Bulls

Did someone really say that the 2000-01 Sixers' Finals roster was better than the 2010-11 Bulls'?  Ok, lets look.  The Sixers had Iverson, Snow, McKie, Ratliff, and Mutombo (age 34).  The Bulls (who didn't even sniff the Finals) had Rose, Deng, Boozer, Noah, and Gibson (or someone else).  Defensively, the Sixers may have been better, but, can you blame A.I. for jacking up that many shots?  He also had 5 assists per game that season (who the hell was he passing to?).  I like Rose, but to say he and A.I. are not similar shows me that you probably haven't been watching the NBA for 20 years like I have.

Since: Oct 20, 2009
Posted on: December 13, 2011 12:49 pm

Bulls set to extend Rose five years for $94M

I watched him play and he's very talented. At the same time, in the playoffs and when a good defender slows down his scoring he is done. Perhaps if the Bulls bring in a good scorer to compliment Rose he will blossom into a true pg, but they aren't going to win a championship with Rose taking so many shots. His shot attempts need to decrease and his assists need to increase. Part of the problem is they don't have a legit scorer playing along side him.

Since: Nov 29, 2011
Posted on: December 13, 2011 1:28 am

Bulls set to extend Rose five years for $94M

All you losers should start watching basketball instead of making comments that shows all you do is scroll through aricles and stats all day. If you have seen Derrick Rose play and you have any knowledge and/or eye for talent you would see that he's going to have an amazing career and year in and year out it's going to come down to him and Lebron. It just depends on if the Bulls can add a scorer to help carry the load that Derrick couldn't carry himself. Nobody has ever won with one superstar. Miami couldn't get it done with two superstars. And to say that because he isn't worth that money because he is a point guard is ridiculous. There has never been a point guard with his athletic ability, and you will all see that with time, but if you want to look like you know something about basketball go back and watch him play, and then you can tell people how great he is going to be, so when he gets a ring you can look like you knew what you were talking about for once.

Since: Oct 20, 2009
Posted on: December 12, 2011 6:16 pm

Bulls set to extend Rose five years for $94M

continued...teams with high scoring point guards that shoot a high volume of shots very seldom win rings. The Bulls better pick up a scorer and have Rose distribute the ball more or they'll never win a title.

Since: Oct 20, 2009
Posted on: December 12, 2011 6:11 pm

Bulls set to extend Rose five years for $94M

kpt033... You're one of the reasons the nba sucks today compared to the 80s etc...because you see nothing wrong with paying a pg who only averages 7 assists per game this kind of money. Like I said, he shoots 44% from the floor and worse in the playoffs at 39%. Howard should've won the MVP because he dominates both ends of the court.

Since: Feb 18, 2009
Posted on: December 12, 2011 5:27 pm

Bulls set to extend Rose five years for $94M

, you are a numb-nuts!  (bang your nuts with a hammer and you cannot feel a thing) Maybe you forgot that D-ROSE was MVP last year - so what the point of the stats?  There are alot of things that are not measured by stats.

Since: May 23, 2009
Posted on: December 12, 2011 4:48 pm

Bulls set to extend Rose five years for $94M

AI was a SG and Rose is a PG (really, he is an undersized SG playing PG).  Since they play different positions, you can't compare the two in earnest.  But, if you want to compare the two, I would say that AI was a much more prolific scorer at this point in his career because he looked for his shot more.  DRose is just starting to look for his shot first, but will probably look to defer to a SG who can create off the dribble if the Bulls can pick up one before the season starts.  Honestly, I think DRose is tough, but he doesn't project the "thug" image that AI used to project.  Many NBA fans mistook his image with criminal activity because of his past miss-steps (like the bowling alley brawl or domestic violence issues).  I saw his cornrows and tats as more of a fashion statement than anything else.  Everyone is wearing them now.  AI was at the forefront of the trend.  DRose has better handlers, so his image is nearly squeaky clean.  He doesn't come off as being a "thug" and thus will build a bigger brand than AI every did (even if he doesn't match his stats).  The way he plays, I don't see DRose being as durable as AI.  Guys are bigger and stronger now.  Though DRose is bigger than AI, centers and power forwards (even big guards and point forwards like LeBron) are more ripped than they used to be as well.

Since: Oct 20, 2009
Posted on: December 12, 2011 4:43 pm

Bulls set to extend Rose five years for $94M

A friggen point guard who only averages 7 assist per game making this kind of money? On top of that, this guy shoots 44% from the floor last seaon and was even worse in the playoffs shooting 39%. Magic Johnson would be worth a billion dollars today.

Since: Jan 23, 2011
Posted on: December 12, 2011 4:34 pm

Bulls set to extend Rose five years for $94M

One mor ething in regards to AI:  He willed a terrible Philly team that had no business playing in the NBA finals, he willed them to the Finals.  You either weren't alive to se AI in Philly or just clueless, AI never had any supporting cast that was in their Prime.  Rose played on a team with An allstar Center, and All star Power Forward and Loe Deng who is a notch below an all star...AI (in his prime) never had half the team that Rose ahd around him.  So stop it please.  Like I said, many players start out great are suppose to be remembered as "one of the greats" but collapse by their late 20's...Rose has a loooooong way to go before he can even be discussed in AI's class. 
When you say that Rose had an all star Center and an all star Power Forward you make it seem as if the Bulls had more then 1 player represented at the All Star Game. This my friend is not true as Derrick Rose was the only Bulls player on the all star team. The 2001 76ers on the other hand had two players on their playoff roster that played in the all star game, Dukembe Mutombo along with AI. Along with AI the 76ers had one of the scarierst down low duos this league has ever seen. Theo Ratliff and Mutombo averaged a total of 6.2 blocks per game along with 20.7 rebounds per game. If you combine the two highest shot blockers in the league from last year they only get to 5.6 blocks per game. The 76ers had a much better supporting cast around AI then the Bulls do, and you would be silly to argue otherwise.

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