Trust me, the Chicago Bulls does no want to be in the same position they were in last season. Now their team is faced with loosing their MVP and former All-Star Derrick Rose to yet another knee injury, this time being a torn meniscus, which was repaired on Monday. Looking forward the Bulls have no choice but to do their best and win as much games as they can. Just because Rose is down it doesn’t mean they should roll over and die, like some people may be suggesting. Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau surely isn’t going to use Rose being out of action as an excuse for his team either, he stated:
That’s there,” coach Tom Thibodeau said. “We can use that as an excuse if we choose. But no one is going to feel sorry for us. We’ve got enough in that room to get it done. So we’ve got to turn it around [Monday]. We’ve got to come out with and edge, we’ve got to be ready to play defense and rebound. That’s the way we’re going to win. We’re capable of doing that.
(via The Chicago Tribune)
Hats off to you Thibodeau!!! That is how a coach is supposed to operate when their star player is down. And you know what, I don’t think Thibodeau gets enough credit for what he has done for a Bulls team, that has been plagued with injuries throughout these past seasons. Looks like I’m gonna be the one who does it; thank you Tom Thibodeau for what you have done for this Bulls team, throughout all the bumps and nails! You are under-appreciated at times and when the going gets tough, you prove to be one of the NBA‘s best coaches.
Luol Deng on the other hand is among the players on the Bulls team that has everyone talking about being possibly involved in a trade. Deng who has been playing with Rose for his entire career had some thoughts on losing his teammate to yet another injury:
Sometimes with athletes in sports, luck has a lot to do with it,” Luol Deng said. “It’s just bad luck. It’s not going to change anything. He’s still going to be Derrick. He still is going to work hard and come back even better. I really believe that he was better coming back from that ACL. It’s unfortunate that it happened. I have no doubt he’s going to come back and play great.