Let's start with some good news. Derrick Rose's assist-to-turnover ratio is in a heck of a lot better shape than Jay Cutler's touchdown-to-interception ratio. To that point, SportsNation would still rather build a franchise around Rose than trendy rookie Brandon Jennings.
Now the bad news: Bucks 99, Bulls 97.
With Monday's defeat, the Bulls have dropped five in a row, leaving them closer to the Pacers and Pistons of the world than the Cavaliers and, well, Bucks. Look at how the Bulls' stock has tanked in SportsNation's Power Rankings so far this season.
So is basketball season in the Windy City headed the same way as football season, or is Rose the guy to quarterback a comeback?
Ryan (Pontiac, MI)
Brad Miller for Elton Brand. Chicago gets a low post presence and Philly gets cap relief. What do you think?
Throw Tyrus Thomas and Marreese Speights into that deal, and it might make sense both ways. Full transcript
Watching Bulls offensive sets is reminiscent of watching a crappy pickup game at the local gym. Do you think that if we got a legit back to the basket presence, we would then be able to run a more effective screen roll system? If so, do you see us getting this type of player?
You don't necessarily need a back-to-the-basket guy. Jordan never had one. But he was Jordan. The screen-rolls would be more effective if more of their bigs could shoot. Can't run it with Noah or Thomas if they're not knocking down the jumpers consistently. Full transcript