Linsanity Exposes How Badly Bulls Miss Derrick Rose

December 25th, 2012 by Zach Buckley Leave a reply »
In 2011, Jeremy Lin spent his Christmas looking for an NBA job.

The undrafted, twice-waived Harvard grad was cut by the Houston Rockets on December 25, 2011.

In 2012, though, the global phenom spent his Christmas exposing a razor-thin Chicago Bulls backcourt to the tune of 20 points (on 8-of-12 shooting) and 11 assists in the Houston Rockets' 120-97 victory in the Windy City.

Houston looked too strong, too fast and too explosive for the Bulls' sputtering offense.

Lin forced the tempo, attacking before Chicago had a chance to set up its defense.

With superstar (and former MVP) Derrick Rose still awaiting even a timetable for his return, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau has experimented with veterans Kirk Hinrich and Nate Robinson along with rookie Marquis Teague to fill Rose's void.

Despite Chicago's 15-12 mark, Thibodeau cannot be satisfied with the effort put forth by his substitute floor generals.

Robinson has been the best of the group (and he did pour in a game-high 27 points in the loss), but his season (much like his career) has been marred by inconsistency. His performance was his second 20-plus point outb ...

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