Vinnie Del Negro: Running Over the Chicago Bulls

December 10th, 2009 by Antwan Fields Leave a reply »
"With the first pick in the 2008 NBA Draft, The Chicago Bulls select...Derrick Rose! Point Guard, from the University of Memphis!"

                                                             -David Stern

I was just one of many Bulls fans who questioned this pick, wanting the Bulls to take Michael Beasley.

The Bulls had a point guard. His name was Kirk Hinrich, and while he wasn't a great PG by any stretch, he was serviceable, especially since Ben Gordon and Lol—I'm sorry, I mean Luol—Deng were the team's designated scorers, especially Gordon.

Beasley was a once in a lifetime talent. The sky was the limit, because Beasley was and is special. He could rebound, score, and his defense was minimal, like nearly all great potential scorers (I don't like Kobe Bryant, but he's a prime example of this. He made himself, through sheer force of will, into one of the NBA's most dominant players, and went from not knowing what defense was into one of the NBA's best defenders).

Why would we need Rose? Simple. John Paxson decided this for us when he signed Luol to a six-yea ...

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