If you believe Derrick Rose's brother and manager Reggie, the fact that the Chicago Bulls did not make any moves ahead of Thursday's NBA trade deadline could mean that the team's star player won't return from his torn ACL injury this season. From ESPN Chicago's Scott Powers:
"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.
The Bulls actually made some history in not making any moves: Chicago exceeded the luxury tax threshold, which owner Jerry Reinsdorf has been loathe to do. Rumors had the Bulls hoping to unload Rip Hamilton's contract in order to escape the tax, but the right deal couldn't be struck. As such, the franchise will be on the hook for roughly $4 million in tax payments, which will go into a pot to be distributed to non-taxpaying teams. One can only wonder Rose's reaction if Chicago had dumped Hamilton off for a draft pick.
Joakim Noah and Luol Deng were both All-Stars in 2013, also, by the way. Carlos Boozer has been named to two All-Star teams in his career. Hamilton is also a former All-Star. Derrick Rose himself in 2010 seemed uninterested at best in helping lure one of the major free agents to the Windy City, giving him a sort of cowboy bravado. This is all my way of saying I'm not exactly sure what Reggie Rose is going on about.
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