Sunday, June 22, 2008

Rose Does, In Fact, Work Out for Heat

There had been some speculation that Derrick Rose was so determined to be the Bulls' #1 pick that he wouldn't bother working out for the Heat. While his loyalties may be leaning heavily towards Chicago, he finally made an appearance for Miami.

As ESPN reports here, the session took place NOT in Miami but in Santa Monica, CA. Here's a good excerpt:

"Armstrong said there was no intent to slight the Heat but the tight scheduling window of wanting to wait until after the Bulls scheduled workout prevented Rose from going to Miami this weekend. Rose will be in New York late Monday night for the draft and they didn't want Rose having to crisscross the country multiple times back to his L.A. base where he has been working out during the draft process."

While I'm hardly impressed with Rose's dedication, I don't think we should come down too hard on the guy. You can't blame him for wanting to play in his home town, and I'd wager he'd be especially motivated to beat the Bulls if they pass on him. Either way, Rose should be fine.

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