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Favorites in NBA's East?
Less than a week into the NBA's official free agency, nearly all of the big names have made their decisions. And while the Western Conference saw little movement, the East saw some deals that will certainly shake things up.
LeBron James, in case you hadn't heard, left the Miami Heat for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Heat, though, kept Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade, and added Luol Deng in the process. The Chicago Bulls picked up Pau Gasol and brought over Montenegro-born Nikola Mirotic from Spain to team with a (presumably) healthy Derrick Rose. And the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday saw Lance Stephenson go to the new-look Charlotte Hornets. (Also, let's not forget about Carmelo Anthony staying with the New York Knicks and Jason Kidd leaving the Brooklyn Nets to coach the Milwaukee Bucks.) Naturally, there are a lot of questions ...
Noah wants 'Melo on Bulls
All-Star Weekend is a time for the NBA's best to socialize and schmooze, and Joakim Noah took advantage of that opportunity in a somewhat Machiavellian way. Noah told Carmelo Anthony during the break that he wanted Anthony on the Bulls, a sentiment evidently also shared by Derrick Rose, who reportedly offered to personally recruit Anthony. Playing with Noah and Rose might be a tempting opportunity for Anthony. Though he has been putting up great numbers this season and he'd stand to make much more money in New York, he's stuck on a 22-40 team that would need some kind of miracle to make the playoffs even in a weak Eastern Conference.
Derrick Rose has knee surgery
These are troubling times for Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls. The former MVP, who returned this year after sitting out a full season to recover from a torn left ACL, is out for the season after having surgery Monday to repair a medial meniscus tear in his right knee. Rose had two surgical options, so it appears doctors chose the one that will sideline Rose for four to six months over a minor procedure that might have had Rose back sooner, but potentially facing long-term complications. What is the Bulls' outlook without him?
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Derrick Rose hurt in Bulls' win
The good news: The Chicago Bulls beat the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night, moving back to .500 in the process. The bad: Derrick Rose left the game in the fourth quarter with what is considered a minor hamstring injury, one that coach Tom Thibodeau said will be re-evaluated Tuesday. Such an injury, coupled with Rose's early season struggles (just 32 percent shooting so far), makes one wonder if the former MVP will return to form this season. What that means for Chicago, too, is anyone's guess.
Rose hits shot to beat Knicks
It wasn't a vintage performance for Derrick Rose, but the Chicago Bulls star delivered something long-awaited for the home fans: a game-winning shot, with 5.7 seconds left, against the New York Knicks. Does this mean he's back? Or is that 7-for-23 stat line more indicative of where the point guard is two games into the 2013-14 season?