The reports surrounding Derrick Rose’s status for next season have been contrasting. Some say his progress is ahead of schedule, some say he may sit for another season.
But actions speak louder than words and if rumours turn out to be true, the Chicago Bulls are preparing for a year without their franchise corner piece.
The first rumours to surface were that Chicago were preparing to take a run at free agent point guards Steve Nash and Jason Kidd. An rumour that initially seemed odd. While Nash and Kidd are surely at the point of being happy to come off the bench, it surely wouldn’t be to backup a guy who has averaged 37mpg for his young career.
According to Sam Amico of Fox Sports, the Bulls are looking to move themselves up in the draft,
The Bulls own the No. 29 pick in the draft. Their goal, some will tell you, is to move up, perhaps even into the lottery.
In order for that to happen the Bulls will have to offer a player (or players), and probably include their first-rounder. They’re said to have their eyes on guards such as Connecticut’s Jeremy Lamb, Syracuse’s Dion Waiters or Duke’s Austin Rivers.
Regardless of how the Bulls change things, the bottom line is that it seems pretty likely there will be change.
Time will tell what the Bulls plan to do.