Derrick Rose reportedly interested in returning to the Bulls
Derrick Rose could be gearing up for a return to the Chicago Bulls in the weeks and months to come.
According to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report, There is mutual interest between Rose and Chicago, where the veteran point guard won NBA MVP honors in 2010-11.
“It’s unclear how Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau can hamper the Bulls’ potential advances, and Chicago will have to forgo contracts to sign two ball carriers at such expected salaries,” Fischer wrote, adding that the Bulls will likely be looking for more of a point guard this summer.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported earlier this week that Rose was on Chicago’s radar. However, he added that the veteran point guard is not necessarily high on the team’s priority list.
It’s no secret that the Bulls are looking for a playmaker this summer, but they also need more depth on the bench. Rose might not be a starter, but he would surely be a solid addition to the bench.
The 32-year-old averaged 14.7 points, 2.6 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game last season with the Detroit Pistons and New York Knicks while shooting 47 percent from field and 38, 8% in depth. His performances in 2020-21 made it clear that he can still contribute to a winning team, and with the Bulls looking to take a step forward into next season, Rose could be part of the solution.
However, the Bulls have a lot of holes to fill this summer and Rose needs to sign an important contract. If it is looking for too much money, Chicago might choose to spend the money elsewhere. In addition, several playoff-caliber teams will likely be interested in Rose’s services.
The Bulls selected Rose first in the 2008 Draft. He played for the team from 2008 to 2016, winning Rookie of the Year, an MVP award and three All-Star caps.