Derrick Rose could be joining the Chicago Bulls this summer as he enters the final stage of his career, according to Michael Scotto. It’s likely the New York Knicks will decline Rose’s team option, which he would then become an unrestricted free agent, giving him the freedom to find a team to help rejuvenate his career.
Since Lonzo Ball is set to miss the next season with another knee surgery per Shams Charania, the Bulls need to bring in a point guard through free agency or the trade market. After missing the playoffs in a disappointing year and lacking draft assets to improve the roster, acquiring Derrick Rose could inject new life into the team and Chicago at a low cost.
The Bulls have a lot of issues with the roster as currently constructed. Nikola Vucevic could walk in free ageny which would hurt given how much they gave up for him two years ago. Sam Smith from the Chicago Bulls said the Big Three of Zach LaVine, Nikola Vucevic, and DeMar DeRozan likely will not return together next season. It’s fair to assume they will retain LaVine and it’ll be a toss-up between DeRozan and Vucevic on who will return between the two.
The Bulls gave up their 2021, 2023, and soon 2025 first-round picks to build a team that couldn’t make the playoffs when they were healthy despite Lonzo Ball. Their roster is filled with old talented players with little trade value and with no real young prospect to build around. Perhaps adding Derrick Rose to a team with Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan could have the United Center rocking once again which can give the Bulls the clear edge when they’re playing at home. Consider Rose to the Bulls a bandage fix at best, but it will at least boost the city with energy while the front office’s bigger plans unfold.
Let’s get older. Maybe we can sign Noah too. Rose will sell a few tickets to those looking for glimmers of what he once was. What a joke of an organization. Cubs Black hawks and bears all becoming younger and the Bulls
Talk about meh. DRose was a terrific player before his injuries. He does nothing to change the Bulls current state or trajectory and, let’s be clear, they’re not good and on course to get worse.