Particularly when that team spent the exhibition schedule taxing its rotation players more significantly than many — A 4-4 preseason would raise questions regarding a team’s fitness for title contention.
But the Chicago Bulls got exactly what they wanted out of October’s month . Sam Smith of Bulls.com said Rose”generally bordered involving magnificent and spectacular in his preseason development,” and the former MVP closed things out with a flourish. In the final two tuneups of Rose, he scored 57 points. Over the preseason, he connected on 43 percent of his triples.
And do not worry: He looked as quickly and reckless as he did.
Actually, it’s probably reasonable to be worried about the recklessness.
At any speed, Chicago struggled to adapt in the rotation, which largely explains its record that was underwhelming. Tom Thibodeau is still currently experimenting with the role of Gasol alongside Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson. In addition, some defense was to be expected with Doug McDermott and rookies Nikola Mirotic just getting acquainted with Thibs’ system.
Jimmy Butler’s thumb injury marred an otherwise healthy preseason, but if the most significant setback merely leaves a role player”day to day,” based on K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, the Bulls will take it.
With Rose healthy, the Bulls are very scary.
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