This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone, but the Chicago Tribune is reporting this morning that Derrick Rose will be named NBA Rookie of the Year .
Rose joins Michael Jordan  and Elton Brand as the other Bulls who have won the award, and despite the play of Russell Westbrook , the already-overrated OJ Mayo and New Jersey center Brook Lopez  (see Kevin Pelton’s ballot ), Rose was an absolute lock to win the award.
Here’s what else is happening in Chicago:
Vinny Del Negro is coming under fire  for running out of timeouts. You may remember that the Bulls had to resort to a Tyrus Thomas  heave from about 70-feet after Ray Allen’s 3-pointer, Monday night.
“People are going to second-guess and first-guess,” Del Negro said. “So what? I don’t care. I’m the coach. I will make the decisions. That’s the way it is.”
The always-awesome Kelly Dwyer broke down Game 2.  Good stuff here.