If Jose Calderon is going to be an All-Star then there’s definitely no room on the roster for Bulls’ rookie PG Derrick Rose. But right now I know that I’d vote for Rose over Calderon. In fact, I’d vote for Rose over every other PG in the East right now except for Devin Harris.
A day after Rose was named the conference rookie of the month, the Bulls broke out the ”Vote for Derrick Rose” signs Tuesday, encouraging fans to help make him the first Bulls player to make an all-star team since Michael Jordan in 1998.
The team likely will soon begin a rookie-of-the-year campaign for Rose, similar to the ”Brand X” soap boxes filled with all things Elton Brand the Bulls sent out when he was the No. 1 pick in 1999.
Whether the signs influence voters is besides the point. Right now, do you think that Derrick Rose deserves a spot on the All-Star team?
As we’ve said in the past, the game is so much better when both teams have a legitimate point guard running the show so that everybody gets involved in the action. Otherwise, it just ends up as guys taking their turn going one-on-one on every possession.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times