D-Rose Crew and role on the Bulls team
I am no hater of D-Rose, as far as undersized shooting guards, calling themselves point guards, go he is probably my favorite player, but it is clear that the Bulls have basically wasted the last several years on a hope that he would return to MVP level.
Instead now, he and the rest of the old gang (Noah, Taj) seem to be a negative influence, the guys who will resist any change because they remember the good old days. This shows primarily in a refusal to pass the ball into the post to Gasol which also Butler and the midget backup point guard are guilty off.
It looks to my eyes that Rose, Noah and Gibson are in a power struggle and refuse to play along with Gasol being the primary offensive weapon.
This problem should be solved by trading one of the 3. Rose should come off the bench the first half the season for his own good, to feel no pressure and allow the team to find their groove without him so they don't collapse when and if he gets injured again.
The coach also needs to make it abundantly clear to the chucking midget bench guard and Jimmy Butler that inside out play through Gasol is now what the bulls are about. Gasol only taking 7 shots after being MVP of Euro competition is simply absurd. Let go of the blackball racism if that is it.