The Bulls didn’t make a move at the deadline despite a rumbling that they were seeking a taker for Rip Hamilton, which would put them under the salary cap. Derrick Rose’s brother and manager, Reggie Rose, let out his frustrations with the inactive Bulls after the deadline passed.
According to ESPN Chicago:
Derrick Rose’s brother and manager Reggie Rose said Thursday the franchise hasn’t put enough quality players around the Chicago Bulls star to win a championship and that could be a “big factor” in whether he returns this season from a knee injury.
Reggie Rose said he was speaking for himself and not his brother.
“What have you pieced together? Have you made any moves? Have you made any trades to get better? You know all roads to the championship lead through Miami,” Reggie Rose said. “What pieces have you put together for the physical playoffs?
“It’s frustrating to see my brother play his heart and soul out for the team and them not put anything around him,” Reggie Rose said.
“Everyone is expecting Derrick to come back,” Reggie Rose said. “If Derrick comes back, they’re going to sell more tickets. Is the reason for Derrick to come back to win a championship or make money? Right now, I don’t believe a championship. Everything in the NBA is financial.”