D-Rose had to ask out the Suns game - "He was agonizing over asking out of a game for the first time in his career, so one can imagine how Rose would have felt to miss a practice with a slight sprain on the top of his left foot."
Three game winning streak - "File the Bulls' three-game winning streak under ''You have to crawl before you can walk.""
ROTY prediction - "ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls.
With all due respect to Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook, it's probably a two-man race between Rose and Memphis' O.J. Mayo.
Rose is our choice because he's second in scoring (16.8) and first in assists (6.3) and assist-to-turnover ratio (2.36). The offense runs through him, and the Bulls are still within striking distance of a playoff spot.
Mayo hasn't done quite that much, even though he is best among rookies at 37.7 minutes and 19 points per game after Wednesday."
Another ROTY watch - "#1 (1) – Derrick Rose – Chicago Bulls (21-27) – 16.7ppg, 6.3apg, 3.5rpg
The Bulls have won three in a row (all of them road games) and Rose has played a large part in each of those wins. While his jumpshot seems to have reverted a bit in the last few weeks, he court vision and assist numbers just continue to climb. For just having turned twenty years old earlier this season, he's such a mature, calm player that there are some games where you'd never even guess he was a rookie."
Not scathing, but pointing out that maybe Rose is overrated? - "Don’t get me wrong, Rose is really, really good. But “worlds above every player on that team” is, at this point, a fairly serious overstatement."
Looks like VDN is staying - "The chances of Vinny Del Negro getting fired this season are about as great as Jerry Reinsdorf singing karaoke at halftime of the next Bulls home game."
What if the Bull could get Bosh? - "Stephen A. Smith of ESPN has reported that Chris Bosh has already informed GM Bryan Colangelo that he will not resign with the team in 2010."