A preseason would raise questions about a team’s fitness for name contention–particularly when that team spent the exhibition schedule taxing its turning players heavily than most.
However, the Chicago Bulls got what they wanted out of October’s month : Derrick Rose appeared like himself. Sam Smith of Bulls.com said Rose”generally bordered involving fabulous and spectacular in his preseason progression,” and the former MVP closed things out with a flourish. He scored 57 points. Over the preseason, he connected on 43 percent of his triples.
And do not worry: He seemed reckless and quickly as he did.
It’s probably reasonable to worry about the recklessness.
At any speed, Chicago fought to adjust to new pieces in the rotation, which explains its underwhelming record. Tom Thibodeau remains currently experimenting with the role of Gasol alongside Taj Gibson and Joakim Noah. In addition, some defense was expected with Doug McDermott and rookies Nikola Mirotic just getting acquainted with Thibs’ system.
Jimmy Butler’s thumb injury marred an otherwise healthy preseason, but when the most significant setback merely renders a role player”day to day,” according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, the Bulls will take it.
With Rose the Bulls are very, very frightening.
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