Sunday , Jul , 06 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Derrick Rose and Michael Beasley to Go Head-to-head

Derrick Rose and Michael Beasley to Go Head-to-head Derrick Rose and Michael Beasley will be forever linked. That’s an inevitability for players who get chosen No. 1 and No. 2 in an NBA draft.

So on some level, it’s fitting their first pro game — one that won’t have fans, won’t count in standings and will likely be long forgotten in a few days — will pit them against one another. Rose’s Chicago Bulls face Beasley’s Miami Heat on Monday, one of three games that will open the Orlando summer league’s weeklong schedule.

For a meaningless matchup, there’s an abundance of big-game hype.