"We're gonna miss him a lot," Rose said. "He took a lot of pressure off me last year, but we'll have to see this year."
Gordon led the Bulls in scoring the previous four seasons, so replacing him will be a challenge.
guess they're looking to the future," Rose said of management. "Ben is
a great player, one of the best players I've ever played with, a good
guy. It was a business move, him going to Detroit."
Two interesting quotes:
First, Gordon took a lot of pressure off of Rose. Well that's pretty obvious, but I think Rose may thrive under having greater pressure this year. We'll see, but while I've been critical of those who want to canonize Rose after his rookie season, I still think he's in for a big season this year.
Second, I hadn't really thought about it these specific terms, but Ben Gordon isn't one of the best players Rose has played with.
He's the best. By a lot. Hopefully that won't be true in three or four years, but as of now, who's the second best player Rose has played with? John Salmons? Kirk Hinrich? Brad Miller? Luol Deng?
I guess that's something that any rookie can say though. Any NBA rookie is playing with probably 5-6 guys (minimum) better than any player he's ever played with before.
Plenty of less interesting things about the SAT scandal and gang sign among other quotes as well.