The Chicago Bulls are going to make some serious changes in their roster this summer after a disastrous season. The franchise’s front office has made no secret of that. Star shooting guard Jimmy Butler and former MVP Derrick Rose are reportedly in the trading block with the Sacramento Kings interested in acquiring the latter.
Rose won the MVP award in 2010-11 at the age of 21, but then tragedy struck to hamper his progress. He tore his ACL in the first game of the next edition of the playoffs, and was ruled out for a considerable period of time including the entire 2012-13 season. He again sustained an injury which led to a surgery and was limited to only 51 games in the 2014-15 season.
Last season with the Chicago Bulls, Derrick Rose averaged 16.4 points, 4.7 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game. The numbers aren’t outstanding according to the former MVP’s standards, but one must keep in mind that he had to play in Fred Hoiberg’s system which didn’t fit his style. And neither his combination with Jimmy Butler clicked on-court.
Ryan Davis of Sports CheatSheet is of the opinion that the Sacramento Kings are eyeing to acquire Rose from the Bulls to boost their roster. Rajon Rondo will be hitting the open market and the Kings have made it clear that they won’t bid to re-sign him. In Rose, Sacramento finds a suitable replacement of Rondo at the point-guard position.
The 27-year-old Rose has plenty of time in hand to get his career back on track. The most important thing for which the Kings could be the best option for the former MVP, is that its new coach David Joerger is looking to play the kind of system in which his style of game fits in perfectly.
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