Saturday, February 25, 2012
Rose won't see big minutes in All-Star Game
By Nick Friedell
When asked during Saturday's All-Star practice about Derrick Rose's minutes situation for Sunday's game, Chicago Bulls (and Eastern Conference) head coach Tom Thibodeau responded this way.
"He'll get a few, Thibodeau said. "But not too many."
Bulls forward, and fellow All-Star, Luol Deng said he hasn't discussed his minutes with Thibodeau yet.
"No, we haven't," Deng said on Friday. "I don't think it's going to be anything crazy. He's got a lot of things to think about. A lot of guys to play before me and Derrick, so minute-wise, I don't think me and Derrick, whether we play too much or don't play enough, myself anyway, that I'll be worried about that."
Rose is a fan of Wade: Over the course of a 40-minute media session, some strange questions and answers always pop up. Here were a few of the more interesting ones from Friday:
When asked which player he would pay to watch, Rose brought up the name of fellow Chicagoan Dwyane Wade.
"I would have to say D-Wade," he said. "He's a guy where he hits all types of crazy shots. You never know what he's going to do. Crazy skills. That's one guy I think I would pay to watch."
As for a superpower, if he could have one, Rose went a different direction.
"I would want to be invisible."
What about hobbies?
"Sleeping. Playing video games. And that's about it."
On playing in the All-Star Game with such a talented team:
"It's fun. I just sit there and watch. Pass the ball and watch."
The last word: Rose, on if he would try to get to know any of his fellow All-Star teammates like Wade and LeBron James.
"I really don't talk like that. I'm like a loner. I stay to myself. Just be in my own little comfort zone."