Rose makes all-star team according to leaks!

Per Yahoo Sports:

Point guards Deron Williams of Utah, Chicago's Derrick Rose and Boston's Rajon Rondo will make their All-Star Game debuts next month in Dallas, sources said Thursday.

Williams, Rondo and Rose top the list of reserves chosen by the league's coaches to participate in the Feb. 14 game at Cowboys Stadium. The names won't be made official until Thursday night, but Yahoo! Sports has obtained the list of reserves.

I think he's clearly deserving in the Eastern conference.  Congratulations Derrick!

Joakim Noah didn't make it in with Al Horford or Chris Bosh taking the back up center role.   Personally, I like Noah more than Horford, but I can't argue that pick much and I'm probably biased.

This is a huge boon to our hoops for success in 2010, because Rose will now be seen, even moreso, as a player to want to pair up with.

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  • Celebrate good time come on. lol.

    I am so happy. We as bulls fans truly deserve this for all the years of hardship. Rose has been amazing this season so far. I cant wait to get an 8x10 Rose all-star picture and frame it and put it on my wall.

  • In reply to Newskoolbulls:

    This is like a Bday present to me. So stoked, extremely happy for Rose, and the fans of Chicago finally getting something after 10 years.
    I know its a pop. contest, but having an allstar on the team does matter when it comes to recruitment and future viability. Shouldn't, but it def. does.

    Sweetness. Rose has been a beast lately and deserves it. Love having a player again who demoralizes teams in the 4th quarter.

  • As for Horford eghhhhh not really impressed with that pick. I think Josh Smith and David Lee were more deserving. The Knicks with out David Lee are a 5 win team and Josh Smith has played under control this year.

  • Congradulations D~Rose. You are on fire! He's heating up.

  • OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS:

    Derric Rose has to do some SERIOUS RECRUITING of Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Amar'e Stoudemire, Joe Johnson or LeBron James, if you know what I mean.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    Agreed : )
    Kids too quiet though, dunno if thats in his nature (but what do I know, I just see him on TV so....)

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    Rose for all-star MVP
    Lets go EAST Squad.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    Rose doesn't need someone on the team like Wade who is going to take the ball out of his hands. He needs a Gasol, and Odom Type who are great at their roles. I guess I'm saying Chris Bosh "Come on Down!" Congrats D-Rose!

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    More to your point Doug, he gets to interact on a personal level with some of the players that may consider playing here...

    PLEASE D WADE!!!! PLEASE!

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    lol just heard it on the radio....thank you coaches.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    I can just see it now
    Rose Sophmore game MVP
    Rose Skills challenge back to back winner
    Rose All-star game MVP

    Hey newskool can dream cant he?

  • In reply to Newskoolbulls:

    This use to be a rule, but I dont know if it still is. If a player was selected to play in the All-Star game, they weren't able to play in the Rook-Soph game.

  • In reply to Newskoolbulls:

    I am with a few people on here. David Lee should be an All-Star. It would be nice to see KG or Paul Pierce step aside and let DLEE take their spot.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    Why would you suggest KG or Pierce before you suggest AI? Personally, I agree with the "it's the fan's game" philosophy, but if you're going to take someone who's "not deserving" out, shouldn't it be AI? His absence would push one of the reserve guards to the starting spot and open up a wild card slot for Lee.

  • In reply to Newskoolbulls:

    If I'm Derrick Rose, I'm only passing the ball to 4 guys. That would Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Joe Johnson and LeBron James. That's it, unless David Lee ends up on the team somehow.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    Lol! "D. Rose to : It could be like this all the time. Think about it ..."

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    Hey just wondering,

    Since Rose made the all star team, does that mean he wont play in the rookie v. sophmore game or does he do both. Thats a hell of a weekend when you include the skills challenge. I dont want him too tired when he returns...

  • In reply to 1096ballenf:

    He will do both. But i don't think its that concerning. The skills challenge is 2-3 rounds of a 1 minute drill. The rookie game is a 40 min game, he will probably play max 30 minutes, and remember there's no defense, so it won't take a lot out of him.

    Same with all star game, expect he will probably play around 15 minutes.

    He won't be too tired..

    Congrats to Rose! First all star since 1998!

  • In reply to 1096ballenf:

    I think its dumb that the coaches punish all star caliber players for playing on crap teams. If those teams had good records, those players' production would not have changed. Its just the talent around them.

    David Lee is playing much better than Garnett, and Gasol has missed almost half the games Chris Kaman is playing better.

  • In reply to 1096ballenf:

    this made my day.....an early 7 month bday present for sure....he deserved it n i hope he shines in the game......go drose!!

  • In reply to 1096ballenf:

    Hopefully, DROSE gets some good run (aka court-time) with DWADE, CB4, Joe Johnson and LeBron James. It will be interesting to see if he forms any on-court chemistry with one or more of those guys.

    Honestly, I want to see Rose and Wade play together.

  • In reply to 1096ballenf:

    First All Star game I have been excited for in YEARS! Congrats D. Rose.

  • In reply to 1096ballenf:

    FYI FROM PHOENIX:

    Not to rain on DROSE's All-Star parade, but I have some news about Amar'e Stoudemire.

    I was listening to KTAR 620 in Phoenix, just for fun, to see what they are saying about Amar'e Stoudemire. That is the radio station covers the Phoenix Suns.

    According to them, there are talks going on with the Suns and the Bulls regarding Amar'e Stoudemire. Here's the pieces they seem to think that are being discussed.

    To Bulls: Amare Stoudemire and Jarron Collins
    To Suns: Kirk Hinrich, Taj Gibson and Jerome James

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=yfutphc

    Now according to them, if a trade involving the Bulls and Suns could go down SOONER RATHER THAN LATER, but if they can't work out the pieces, then Phoenix will take the best offer at the trade-deadline, including expiring contracts.

  • In reply to 1096ballenf:

    If I were John Paxson, I would not do that trade.

    This is more like it.

    To Bulls: Amar'e Stoudemire, Robin Lopez and Jarron Collins
    To Suns: Tyrus Thomas, James Johnson, Brad Miller and #1 Picks

    * I think Phoenix could buy out Brad Miller, which would set up his return to the Bulls.

  • In reply to 1096ballenf:

    Do that deal for Amare in a New York minute. Amare is better than Taj. Losing Hinrich is a plus. James is an expiring contract for them. Worst case scenario, Amare opts out of his contract for a max contract, the Bulls don't re-sign him and they have max room available to sign a summer free agent. It's all good for the Bulls.

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    In reply to 1096ballenf:

    I don't understand that deal for Phoenix. What would they do with Hinrich?

  • In reply to Redwhitenblack:

    That deal is not in the works. My guess is Happy just made it up.

  • In reply to WearShades:

    If you could READ, I never said it was in the works. I just said that a radio station in Phoenix is putting that out there.

    They seems to think Phoenix would want Hinrich and Gibson and would want to deal with the Bulls SOONER THAN LATER, as opposed to teams like Miami or New Jersey, who they would deal with at the trade-deadline itself.

  • In reply to Redwhitenblack:

    E'TWAUN MOORE of PURDUE:

    Did anybody see the future Chicago Bulls' 6th-Man play tonight?

    He had 20 points vs. Wisconsin, including the game-winning shot in the finals moments of the game. I'm just telling everyone that John Paxson is scouting him and Robbie Hummel.

    Good call on his part.

  • In reply to Redwhitenblack:

    The radio station in Phoenix (KTAR 620) thought that the Suns could trade him before the deadline to another team.

    According to them, that is why Phoenix wants to get something done SOONER RATHER THAN LATER.

    As I said, it's being put out there by the radio station that covers the Phoenix Suns. I don't know how much validity there is behind it.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    Yea, regardless of the source, I doubt they would let Amare go this early for a deal like that. We would be in great shape for the summer and possibly one move away from keeping Amare and signing Wade. I would do the deal but it seems highly unlikly. Unless its one of the deals where the team is just on a fire sale like Pau in Memphis.

  • In reply to Redwhitenblack:

    Congrats Mr. Rose.

  • In reply to Newskoolbulls:

    I have to believe DWILL or DIRK will be getting the MVP.

    It would be nice to see DROSE defend his Skills Challenge Title though.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    i forgot about the skills challenge, rose is gonna be busy that weekend. with the rookie sophomore games as well.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    i wonder if Rondo will pull an Isaiah on Rose and try to freeze him out.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    that cross over of thabo last night made him a player to pair up with!

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    IF THAT IS WHAT PHOENIX WOULD BE WANTING.....YOU DO THAT TRADE IN A HEARTBEAT! Taj is good but Amare is way better. Hinrich is solid but his 9 mil coming off the books is deffinetly a plus. BULLS DO THAT TRADE NOW IF ITS LEGIT!!!!

  • In reply to Newskoolbulls:

    Yeeeaaaaahhhh, baby! Congrats, D Rose!!

    As for who got shafted, three names come to mind: David Lee, Monta Ellis and Chris Kaman. Monta and Kaman are shit out of luck because I wouldn't exactly replace anyone with them (unless Roy can't play, then Monta or Chauncey may get picked up). But in the East, no way Horford should get there before Lee. Lee has way better numbers. Horford just plays for a better team.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    Minor shout out to Deron Williams. Bulls fans were complaining about a potential snub for Rose when Williams has been getting shafted for years now.

  • super excited when the yahoo leak came out!! I thought the same thing about exposure. great for Drose and great for the Bulls future

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