Reggie Rose is the brother of Chicago Bulls star point guard Derrick Rose and he’s not happy that the team wasn’t able to pull off any trades to improve the team. Reggie is his little brother’s manager so he has a bit more of a vested interest in Derrick’s career.
Despite the team playing pretty well without their star player all season, Reggie isn’t happy about the direction the Bulls are headed in.
ESPN: “What have you pieced together? Have you made any moves? Have you made any trades to get better? You know all roads to the championship lead through Miami,” Reggie Rose told ESPNChicago.com. “What pieces have you put together for the physical playoffs?
“Joakim Noah is a great player. Luol Deng is a great player. But you need more than that. You have to put together pieces to your main piece. The players can only do so much. It’s up to the organization to make them better.”
“It’s frustrating to see my brother play his heart and soul out for the team and them not put anything around him,” Reggie Rose said.
Is this guy serious? Chicago is within 2 games of sporting the second best record in the East with D. Rose still rehabbing his knee and he’s got a problem with them? This isn’t the Cleveland Cavaliers with LeBron James and some fillers.
Reggie (standing next to their mother in the photo below) stated that he was speaking for himself and I’m glad he clarified that. It’s hard to imagine Derrick thinking these same thoughts. Chicago actually has one of the best teams in the league and they play hard on defense every night. With Rose on the court, they have as good a shot as any team not named Miami Heat to make the NBA Finals and to potentially win it.
What’s his angle? It’s hard to tell from his quotes but Reggie seems to believe that the Bulls only want Rose to come back this season for their own financial reasons.
“Everyone is expecting Derrick to come back,” Reggie Rose said. “If Derrick comes back, they’re going to sell more tickets. Is the reason for Derrick to come back to win a championship or make money? Right now, I don’t believe a championship. Everything in the NBA is financial.”
His anger is clearly misguided. Especially if he believes the Bulls only want their best player back on the court so they could sell a few more tickets.