As another Derrick Rose season ends prematurely, we look back at his career with the Chicago Bulls—what did happen, and of course, what could have happened.
The last time LeBron James faced a playoff opponent before the NBA Finals that outscored him? Gilbert Arenas (2007). Enter Isaiah Thomas, and the Celtics.
John Calipari may not have led his Kentucky Wildcats to multiple National Championships, but we’re beginning to take his dominance for granted.
At first, the Bulls acquiring Cam Payne produced yet another groan. But maybe normal is good; we’re used to normal. Doesn’t that make you feel better?
Wednesday night was supposed to be special in Milwaukee. Instead, Jabari Parker re-tore the ACL in his left knee. So where does he go from here?
What’s the difference between MVP Derrick Rose and last year’s Damian Lillard? Not a whole lot. Still, he could afford to improve defensively.
There’s a very good case to be made that Jimmy Butler, not Derrick Rose, is the best post-Jordan Chicago Bull. So where does he go from here?
Best case scenario, you could expect a surprisingly good New York Knicks squad. The star-power is there, as is the defense. So, what’s missing?
Carmelo Anthony took a step forward last season—no small feat for a 32-year-old. He was better defensively, more physical, and became more of a team player.
Tom Thibodeau is the best defensive coach in NBA history and it’s not close. But sometimes that’s come at the cost of running his players into the ground.
Miami lucks out with the No. 1 pick in 2008, landing D-Rose in the process. Down the road, it sets up one of the more intriguing matchups in recent history.
Instead of succumbing to injury, Jay Williams stays healthy and becomes a solid player for Chicago. Elsewhere, another team lucks into drafting Derrick Rose.
With D-Rose being traded, our voice from Chicago looks back on the former MVP fondly, but with a certain sadness as well because of what could have been.
The New York Knicks traded for Derrick Rose, and didn’t have to give up much. Now, it all depends on the direction they take.
Michael Redd was quite loyal to the Milwaukee Bucks, perhaps even to a fault. But what if he would’ve signed for Cleveland back in 2005?
This year was, in all likelihood, the last chance for the Chicago Bulls to make some noise for a while. Instead, they missed the playoffs. Now what?
The year is 2006, and the Toronto Raptors decide to take LaMarcus Aldridge with the No. 1 overall pick. What happens next?