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Derrick Rose wins rookie honors

Posted By Paul Flannery On April 22, 2009 @ 10:10 am In General | 1 Comment

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 [1].

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 [2]), Rose was an absolute lock to win the award.

Here’s what else is happening in Chicago:

Vinny Del Negro is coming under fire [3] 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.”

Joakim Noah: Voice of reason [4].

The always-awesome Kelly Dwyer broke down Game 2. [5] Good stuff here.

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[1] Derrick Rose will be named NBA Rookie of the Year: http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/basketball/bulls/chi-090423-derrick-rose-chicago-bulls-rookie-year,0,4035550.story

[2] Kevin Pelton’s ballot: http://www.basketballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=642

[3] Vinny Del Negro is coming under fire: http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/chi-22-bulls-bits-chicago-apr22,0,2907953.story

[4] Voice of reason: http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/basketball/bulls/chi-20-bulls-bits-chicago-apr20,0,5483490.story

[5] broke down Game 2.: http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Behind-the-Box-Score-where-Boston-bounced-back?urn=nba,157936#remaining-content

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