Sports: Derrick Rose Speaks On Trade Rumors, Lack Of Respect, Dwight Howard, The Refs & More
Derrick Rose joined ESPN Radio Chicago with Waddle and Silvy to talk about how healthy he is, if his injuries have changed the way he plays, what he makes of the Bulls not really getting the national respect, if the team has asked him about possible roster moves before the trade deadline, whether he has talked to Dwight Howard, on his frustration with the officiating, and what he means when he says he is going through something that no other superstar is, and more….
On the lack of respect for the Bulls:
“We’re never going to get it and we know that. We have a lot of belief in ourselves that we can go pretty far. We know we have a special team, we know that everybody in this organization and that’s a part of this franchise has one goal and that is to win a championship.”
What he thinks about the possibility of the Bulls making moves before the deadline:
“Right now I’m hoping everything will stay but you never know. I’m not the one calling the shots. I’m not trying to pay attention to the trade deadline or anything like that just trying to stay focused, trying to win these games while we’re here, and trying to get better as a team with the guys that are here.”
If the team has asked for his advice on potential deals:
“No, no. Not yet. I would say not yet. They never ask but I know if they did come to me I probably wouldn’t want to get in the conversation anyway.”
Whether he has talked to Dwight Howard:
“No I didn’t talk to him yet, I haven’t talked to him this season. Things have been crazy enough where I’ve been busy with my own things, busy with the Bulls, I know he’s staying busy with the trade deadline or whatever, and I’m just trying to stay focused man. You hear a lot of things but you never know what is going to happen until that day.”
On his frustration with the officiating lately:
“I just go out there and try to play hard. I keep hearing that I create the contact and I just try to fight through it. That’s all I try to do. Last night there were certain situations where things got pretty intense and I thought I was going to get the calls I was supposed to get and I didn’t and I guess I was seeing something that they weren’t and I can just try to play through it, play my game, and keep going.”
What do you mean when you say you’re going through something no other superstars go through?
“It’s not that. I think I create the contact of course but I guess I don’t yell or fight through it and I’m a strong player. I don’t do all the necessary things that people do when they get fouled I guess. I don’t know what to do.”
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