Derrick Rose’s Brother Evokes Fear, Memories Of Gerald Wilkins
Most people had never heard of Reggie Rose prior to Thursday.
HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: And now that it’s Thursday night, hopefully, he can drift back into obscurity- starting tomorrow.
Back in the day, I didn’t know what Dominique Wilkins’ brother, Gerald, thought about his brothers situation in Atlanta- and he actually played in the league at the same time. Even when "Nique blew out his Achilles’, we never heard a peep from Gerald. Maybe it’s because he was busy scoring 13 ppg over 14 NBA seasons, but Gerald kept his opinons on the DL.
So why should we care about what Reggie Rose has to say? Honestly, we shouldn’t because the majority of it was pretty useless. Except for one part about D Rose potentially not playing at all this year.
"Everyone is expecting Derrick to come back," Reggie Rose said. "If Derrick comes back, they’re going to sell more tickets. Is the reason for Derrick to come back to win a championship or make money? Right now, I don’t believe a championship. Everything in the NBA is financial."
"We can’t give a timetable on it," he said. "It’s up to Derrick. … It’s a possibility [to miss the year]. It’s about Derrick’s career. If he plays in the first game and aggravates the injury, what are they going to say about him coming back too soon?"
So while that provided some insight, RR hooked us in, and then commented about the way the Bulls lack of activity around the trading deadline is a slap in the face to his brother.
"What have you pieced together? Have you made any moves? Have you made any trades to get better? You know all roads to the championship lead through Miami," Reggie Rose said. "What pieces have you put together for the physical playoffs?
"Joakim Noah is a great player. Luol Deng is a great player. But you need more than that. You have to put together pieces to your main piece. The players can only do so much. It’s up to the organization to make them better."
"It’s frustrating to see my brother play his heart and soul out for the team and them not put anything around him," Reggie Rose said. "This isn’t a quick decision. This is a career decision. It’s not about just making the playoffs. It’s about my little brother’s career. He has to be ready physically and mentally. I want him to be in a position not to fail and let everyone down."
The Bulls simply didn’t have the cap space to make any significant moves, so who could they have even added? Who would they even trade– Boozer and his huge contract? What could you possibly get back in return? I’m sure RR frustrated, as all Bulls fans are, but c’mon.
As bleak as cable looks these days, at this time next year, I bet Reggie Rose has his own reality TV show.
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