Thursday, February 11, 2010

Rose injured, Bulls get crushed, Tyrus is as good as gone

By Sean Mackey

The Bulls were defeated at home last night 107-87 by the defending Eastern Conference champion Orlando Magic. Luol Deng lead the team with 23 points and 7 rebounds. Derrick Rose was injured and had to exit the game after being hacked hard going up for layup by Dwight Howard. However, Rose made the shot and sank the free throw before leaving the game with a bruised hip from the foul. X-rays have been negative but but a fracture is still possible yet unlikely according to team specialists. Rose is scheduled to appear on NBA All-Star Saturday Night to defend his Skills Challenge title along with the actual NBA All-Star game on Sunday night. It is unknown whether or not Rose will be able to participate in the festivities.

It seems trade rumors are floating around everywhere on the web regarding Tyrus Thomas inevitable departure from Chicago. The Denver Nuggets seemed to have made the first offer for Free Money 2 days ago with a proposed deal that would ship Renaldo "he's a sleepa'" Balkman, Joey Graham & former Bull Malik Allen. Since yesterday, Yahoo Sports writer Adrian Wojnarowski has reported that the Bulls have received several other offers including one from Charlotte that would send Acie Law, Flip Murray & a first round draft pick (which Doug Thonus of Bulls Confidential has called out as impossible since Minnesota owns the pick) and an offer from Portland that would send Steve Blake or Travis Outlaw plus two 2nd round draft picks.

The Bulls organization has made it clear that they're looking for expiring contracts and a 2010 or future first round draft pick. What Chicago gets for Thomas will probably be unknown until the day of the trade deadline but one thing is for certain, by this time next week, Tyrus Thomas will probably no longer be a Chicago Bull.

1 comments:

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