Clearly the most impressive workout of any of the 15 players belonged to Derrick Rose. Not so much for what he showed, but mostly just for what he is. He got up and down the floor fluidly and smoothly, covering tons of ground with each and every stride, and looked excellent changing speeds and operating skillfully with both hands in the ball-handling drills. His athleticism is nothing short of stunning, starting with his phenomenal first step, his ability to change gears, and his incredible explosiveness finishing around the basket. He came out with a business-like approach, and left no doubt about just how unique his talent-level and physical tools are. A nice bonus was the way he shot the ball, hitting more than one NBA 3-pointer and looking solid from mid-range as well.
I think Rose is going to be the best player in his draft class, and i expect him to lead the Chicago Bulls back into the playoffs next year.
Michael Beasley looked super fluid and athletic getting up and down the court, finishing with either hand and looking to be in pretty good shape. He attacked the drills with a lot of competitive fire, but most definitely was clowning around way too much throughout the day right underneath the noses of the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls. There were a few people that expressed concern with some of his antics over the past few days. He shot the ball just decently.
"just" decently...using that terminology after praising Rose for making more then one 3 point shot is iffy. ANd how do they get on the kid for having fun playing basketball.
hinrich can be a good point guard when the game isnt 4 vs 5 (ben wallace is gone) gooden can score.. now we add beasley who can score. We got a big 2 at the 4 and 5 now. its time to shine chicago. do some trades get a good point guard but dont lose out on beasley. Hell miami is struggling to get some players they need more than rose and wade to win more than 10 games a year give them 3 players and miami will let go of rose.
Rose is doing the smart thing by trying to dampen expectations. He is a ways away from being a NBA point guard, and that is something that fans need to understand. Expecting him to elevate the games of the Bull core is asking to much at this point in Rose's development.