Apparently, Derrick Rose thinks he's the best player in the league. I don't know if it's just me, but I wouldn't put my money on a player just coming from an ACL tear, to be the best player in the league. Rose hasn't even played an NBA game since, so as far as the "best player in the league" claims go, he still has to prove himself on the court.
Fans around the world are now saying that the Bulls are now possible Eastern Conference contenders now that they have a healthy Rose back. Well, I'm not exactly sure that's correct. The Bulls played great last season without Derrick, posting a 45-37 record for the fifth seed in the East, a few spots behind Brooklyn, Indiana and New York. As we've seen in Denver over the past few seasons, a team doesn't always have to have a superstar in order to be successful. And that's where the problem is. We just don't know how the Bulls are going to adapt to having Rose back. There could be chemistry problems, and the players (notably Luol Deng and Jimmy Butler) who helped fill the gaping hole in the team after Rose's injury, would have the ball in their hands a lot less, with Rose back. Because remember, even before the injury, Derrick Rose was a scoring point guard, without a pass-first mentality.
So comment in the section below and let us know what you think. Is Derrick Rose the best player in the league. Are the Bulls Eastern Conference contenders with him back?
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