Derrick Rose won’t try to recruit Carmelo Anthony

Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose said Sunday that it was “not his job” to try and bring in free agent Carmelo Anthony (ESPN, June 30).

Anthony is expected to visit the Bulls when he officially becomes a free agent on Tuesday. Rose’s stance on bringing in Anthony won’t come as a surprise to the Bulls front office as he was never a major part of the pitch to begin with.

“If they want to come, they can come,” Rose said in an interview with Yahoo! Sports.

While Rose is clear on his approach toward Anthony, he is less clear about his participation in Team USA’s training camp.

“I still don’t know yet,” Rose said. “If I’m feeling right and the time is [right], for sure I will go out there. My body is responding good, but you never know.”




24 comments
Kvdaone
Kvdaone

plus crime rate wise, chicago isnt the place to be. Taj Gibson's cousin got murdered a few weeks ago. Melo just wants this experience

Kvdaone
Kvdaone

he should spend time workin on his body and let management do what they do best

Kvdaone
Kvdaone

Rose shouldnt be recruitin anybody bcuz talkin to him may make another player realize chicago is not the place to be. The kid is not that bright

ReneNYK1
ReneNYK1

I find Rose attitude disturbing and good for us,this does not make Melo feel warm and fuzzy to come over there,Thibs has a way of burning players out and I'm sure more injuries to Rose and Noah are down the road due to over use.Melo is not going anywhere.If Lebron gets an opt out next year then maybe he might want to join the party because Miami is done,Wade is heading downhill and Bosh is very soft.

darealeric
darealeric

It must be because Melo is such a great teammate. Everyone wants to play with him, coach him, train him, etc...blah blah blah.

knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

DR says "You never know." concerning his body feeling right. Damn. After all of this time? I think he's trying to discourage Melo.

knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

Derrick Rose is throwing a tantrum right now yelling and stomping his little feet "I want Kevin Love, I'm the big cheese around here!" I'm more worried about LA since Melo lives there during the off season. This is stressful. lol

BDarc23
BDarc23

It's just as likely that Derrick Rose will never be the same player.  Penny Hardaway was considered just as good as Rose early in his career before his knee issues. Hopefully Carmelo sees that considering he has watched Amare  regress 1st hand.

Tony Fonseca
Tony Fonseca

Good morning guys.

I just want to put my two cents in this free agency galore.

The trio is staying in Miami because it does not make sense for Wade to opt out without assurance from Leflop that all three are going to stay put. All other rumors is Pat Riley shifting attention from what he is trying to do. He is def at his shady business again because he will never change.

Chicago is not landing Carmelo because of many reasons:

Rose is a Diva and does not want to share the spot light. His comment that it is not his job to recruit clinched even though I always though that Chicago does not have the supporting cast and is too risky due to health issues of Rose and Noah. Rose is broken down physically and mentally and Noah is a good player but a limited offensive one who does not have much upside anymore.

Furthermore, I don't like Thibs as a coach. He is hard nose, long practice, and who will run his players to the ground. He is the Rex Ryan of the NBA. Excellent defensively but SUCKS as an offensive coach. Chicago has been in the bottom of the league in offense constantly and Melo is not going to change that because Thibs is who he is. Very limited on the offense. I hate to repeat it again but "you are what your records says you are"

Melo will stay in NY. As of right now, Knicks, yes the NY KNICKS has a better roster than Miami taking Lebron and Melo out of the comparison. Knicks is one trade way of assemble a great team that will compete in East for many years because they have a mix and veterans and more youth being developed.

Miami is more like a big 1.5 rather than big three because Wade is washed up and Bosh is not the elite player he once was.. They went to war with the trio and they are going to die very soon with the big fading trio

We all know that Phil is not done dealing but the next trade has all the makings of being a big ONE.

Kvdaone
Kvdaone

@ReneNYK1 over use? come on now. Its sounds like youre givin players the green light to be soft. Thibs just gets the most out of his players. D.Rose injuries have nothing to do with over use...Hes the only one injured over there

darealeric
darealeric

@ReneNYK1 Yea but if anyone can replenish their bench, it's Pat Riley. Win 2 championships out of 4 consecutive appearances isn't anything to sneeze at, success wise.

darealeric
darealeric

@knicksgirl35 Don't be mad just because DRose doesn't want Melo on his team and your in love with the chipmunk face...

ReneNYK1
ReneNYK1

@Kvdaone @ReneNYK1 While I agree with you Rose injury is not due to that but if he comes back from an injury and you use him like he's new it doesn't help the recovery part.And while it might not be true the jury is still out and the rumor is Thibs works guys too much like the rumors Riley did too.It works because guys get working good together but does it payoff at the end of year when guys are more dinged and tired.Look at SA and the job there he rest guys heading into the playoffs and he playing with old farts and getting the job done.It depends on the players age and there are alot of factors too body type and condition but it's not just about minutes it's also about practice time.

metzsuc
metzsuc

@darealeric dude your giving Riley to much credit. If LeBron, bosh and wade opted in who is he replenishing the bench with? SO they take pay cuts and give out mid level  contracts to a couple of veterans, is that riley or players taking less to win a chip with LeBron?

Mike Dell Italia
Mike Dell Italia

@darealeric @ReneNYK1 making to the finals in a weak east with that team really isn't that big of an accomplish to be quite honest with you.  They actually should have only won 1.

ReneNYK1
ReneNYK1

@darealeric @ReneNYK1 I agree with the past record but Wade is not getting better he is getting worse so the formula is not the same.

knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

@darealeric Melo's superstar status would outshine his tiny twinkle and done up knees so DR doesn't want him there. 

Tony Fonseca
Tony Fonseca

@robert... This idea that we can get Lebron is nonsense... Plus Phil will beat Riley fair and square like SAS did. There is no need for Phil to get down to Rat Riley level and steal Lebron from Miami. Phil always win with GRACE!!!!