Reggie Rose questions efforts of Chicago Bulls.
With Derrick Rose currently recovering from an ACL injury suffered in the play-offs last season, his brother, Reggie, has questioned whether the Chicago Bulls have enough around him to win a championship.
Rose was again out on the court with his team-mates ahead of their game with the Miami Heat on Thursday night, and looks to be close to a return.
However, all is not well following on from Reggie’s comments, who did admit he was speaking for himself and not his brother.
According to Scott Powers of ESPNChicago.com, Reggie said: “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.
“What pieces have you put together for the physical play-offs?”
While Reggie went on to acknowledge that All-Stars Joakim Noah and Luol Deng are “great players”, he obviously believes that the Bulls roster is still too weak to win a championship, giving support to a theory that Rose is holding off on a return until next season as he doesn’t believe the Bulls can win the NBA title this year.
Derrick Rose himself also issued a statement on Thursday evening: “I have always felt that the Bull’s organization’s goals have been the same as mine and that is to bring another championship to this city,” he said.
However, despite the apparent calmness from Rose, his brother was less forgiving as he said it was “frustrating to see my brother play his heart and soul out for the team and them not put anything around him”.
Coach Tom Thibodeau downplayed the comments from Reggie, maintaining that all parties were on the same page and that he was entitled to his opinion.
The Bulls have done admirably well without their biggest superstar so far this season, with the defeat to Miami leaving them 31-23 for the season and in fifth spot in the East.
Despite the negative comments from his brother, Rose will still perhaps make a comeback this season, which would undoubtedly lift spirits around the United Center and give Chicago a better shot at claiming another championship.