|2008 NBA Draft||NBA||Drafted 1st overall by Chicago.|
|1st July, 2008||NBA||Signed four year, $22,547,148 rookie scale contract with Chicago. Included team options for 2010/11 and 2011/12.|
|26th October, 2009||NBA||Chicago exercised 2010/11 team option.|
|25th October, 2010||NBA||Chicago exercised 2011/12 team option.|
|21st December, 2011||NBA||Signed a five year maximum value contract extension ($94,314,380) with Chicago.|
|22nd June, 2016||NBA||Traded by Chicago, along with Justin Holiday and a 2017 second pick, in exchange for Robin Lopez, Jose Calderon and Jerian Grant.|
|25th July, 2017||NBA||Signed a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Cleveland.|
|8th February, 2018||NBA||As a part of a three-team deal, traded by Cleveland to Utah, along with Jae Crowder and the right to swap 2024 second round picks, and along with Iman Shumpert, 2020 second round pick and the draft rights to Dimitrios Agravanis (#59, 2015) to Sacramento, in exchange for Rodney Hood from Utah, along with George Hill and the rights to Arturas Gudaitis (#47, 2015) from Sacramento.|
|10th February, 2018||NBA||Waived by Utah.|
|8th March, 2018||NBA||Signed a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Minnesota.|
|2nd July, 2018||NBA||Re-signed by Minnesota to a guaranteeed one year minimum salary contract.|
|2007 - 2008||Memphis (NCAA)|
|June 2009 - June 2016||Chicago Bulls (NBA)|
|June 2016 - June 2017||New York Knicks (NBA)|
|July 2017 - February 2018||Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)|
|February 2018||Utah Jazz (NBA)|
|March 2018 - present||Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)|
June 29, 2017
PG, 6’3, 190lbs, 28 years old, 8 years of experience
Given that Rose will never return to the level he was once at, he needs to adapt his game to suit. And this has never happened. Rose has never learned to his a role man. He has never learned to catch and shoot well, no matter how tweaks he adds to his increasingly painful-looking jump shot release (which has no rhythm on it at all). He has never learned the nuances of defence, nor how to when to switch, nor the footwork to keep in front and contest. He has never learned how or when to take contact, always preferring to use the body control with which he is blessed to do something spectacular. He never learned to pass on the move. And he has never been a controlled leader and playmaker in the half-court. He can still near-enough drive like he once could, if seemingly not quite as regularly. But all opponents are wise to it now, and he never learned the counters. And given its purpose is to read and react, the Triangle will never fit him.
Player Plan: Expiring $21,323,252 contract. Wouldn’t keep at any price, personally.
June 9, 2011
The most noticeable flaw is related to the shooting guard hole, and was the one roundly exposed by Miami. In their current guise, Chicago has only one ball handler, Derrick Rose. And if you take the ball out of his hands, Chicago has no other options.
Ronnie Brewer cannot dribble, and nor can Keith Bogans. Deng has never been able to do it unless he is playing for the Great British national team.8 C.J. Watson is a decent backup point guard on both ends of the court, and yet strangely, for a point guard, his handle is not great. You can therefore make a legitimate claim that Chicago's second best ball handler last season was its starting centre, Joakim Noah, the hands-down best player on the planet. But this is not much of a virtue, because unless it's his patented driving lefty layup high off the glass, Joakim is not in a position to do much with his ball handling ability, considering that he is no threat to make a shot from the perimeter.
Miami exposed this flaw by either double teaming Rose, or smothering him with bigger defenders, or both. When forced to give the ball up, Rose either turned it over on the jump-pass (which he does rather a lot), or gave it to someone who was quickly contested and who could do nothing with it. Chicago, therefore, lost its entire halfcourt offense.
Furthermore, Chicago struggles with shooting the ball from the outside. At the angry behest of Tom Thibodeau. Deng has mercifully turned his 22 footers into 24 footers and become a decent three point shooter, while Derrick Rose completely re-designed his jumpshot technique last summer and came out of it with a three point stroke that was a slight improvement on what went before it. (Although somehow, in the process, he lost his previously elite mid-range shot. All in all, a mixed return.) Ronnie Brewer can't do it, except, seemingly, for in the fourth quarters of playoff games. And C.J. Watson, the best 37% shooting backup point guard in the league, had a decent year with his flat-footed high arcing bombs, but hit only half a three a game. (If that makes sense.)
April 19, 2010
In game one of the 2010 NBA Playoff Series between Chicago and Cleveland on Saturday night, Bulls point guard Derrick Rose shot 13-28 from the field, 0-2 from three point range, and 2-2 from the foul line, for a total of 28 points on 28 shots. He added 10 points and 7 assists, and generally played well; it was his scoring bursts in the second half that kept what could (and perhaps should) have been a blowout down to a single figure game for much of the fourth quarter. He also didn't run away from Mo Williams on defense as much as I thought he might, although this didn't prevent the rest of the team from doing so.
However, had Rose been the beneficiary of some foul calls, his stats would have looked even nicer, and the game would have been even closer. Shooting 28 field goals to only 2 free throw attempts is not easy to do, even if Rose has done it before, and for a man who takes only pull-up two point jumpshots, floaters and layups, it's very hard to do.
But it happened. And the reasons as to why it may have happened are evident in the following video.