Particularly when that group spent the exhibition program taxing its rotation players than many — A preseason would normally raise questions about a group’s fitness for title contention.
But the Chicago Bulls got what they wanted out of October’s month : Derrick Rose looked like himself. Sam Smith of said Rose”generally bordered between magnificent and spectacular in his preseason progression,” along with the former MVP closed things out with a boom. In 56 minutes, he scored 57 points in the closing two tuneups of Rose. Over the entire preseason, he connected on 43 percent of the triples.
And do not worry: He looked reckless and as fast as he did three decades ago.
It’s probably fair to be worried about the recklessness.
At any rate, Chicago fought to adjust to new pieces in the spinning, which largely explains its underwhelming record. Tom Thibodeau is currently experimenting with the role of Gasol alongside Taj Gibson and Joakim Noah. Additionally, some defense was to be expected with rookies Nikola Mirotic and Doug McDermott getting familiar with Thibs’ system.
Jimmy Butler’s thumb injury marred an otherwise healthful preseason, but when the most significant setback merely renders a role player”daily,” based on K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, the Bulls will take it.
With Rose the Bulls are very, very frightening.

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