- Derrick Rose is set to get his extension ($94 million over five years), with the press conference coming shortly. Rose was his usual arrogant self, “Of course, I know I’ll be able to afford whatever I want, but other than that, there aren’t too many things that excite me. Me winning is one of the things. Me being around my family, that’s another. Money, that’s the last thing I think about.” I want him to show up to the Berto Center in a gold-plated, diamond-encrusted Rolls Royce in the worst of ways. Can’t he just once get out of his car wearing a tux, top hat, and monocle? Please!
- All it took was one preseason game for every Bulls fan to get Rip fever… and rip Bogans… even more. Even the always tactful Stacey King was getting in on the action during the game, dropping, “Bogans can’t do that,” and such. Keith Bogans, the pro’s pro, does not deserve that. With that said, holy hell, Rip looked good! Hopefully his soon-to-be 34 year old frame can handle an intense 66 game regular season schedule and playoffs.
- It is difficult to gauge much of anything from a few preseason games, but one great feature of this Bulls squad is their seemingly superb physical shape. It is a relief to see that the players did not spend the lockout eating potato chip ice cream and watching reruns of Scrubs. The slim and trim Carlos Boozer looked especially effective. I am jumping on the band wagon first and declaring Boozer as my favorite player.
Five Minutes Later: Eff that, its still Noah.