Derrick Rose Has Major Respect For Teammate Jimmy Butler

Derrick Rose Has Major Respect For Teammate Jimmy Butler

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There has been a lot of talk about the two not getting along in the locker room, but Derrick Rose has something to say about his all-star teammate Jimmy Butler.  At shoot around today, Derrick Rose commented on a lot of Chicago Bulls business and it was interesting to hear the young star’s perspective:

“I think so, man. I think so,’’ Rose said. “Who knows how good he can become. He’s playing … I just love his patience right now. He’s playing with unbelievable patience. He’s not rushing anything, he knows what he’s getting whenever he’s in the pick-and-roll or whenever he’s in the isolation. He’s reading everything right, right now.’’

“We never talk about things that go on the outside,’’ Rose said. “That’s the crazy thing about it. [Hoiberg] touched on it a little bit right when it was going on, and we haven’t heard anything since then. Since then Jimmy has been playing some great, great basketball, we’ve been finding our identity as far as, like I said on the offensive side, who is getting the ball, who is shooting the ball at certain times of the game. And defensively, we always got room to improve on the defensive side.

“But I don’t know, we got a good group here. It seems like guys are focused. They’re not worried about themselves. We’re just trying to give the team everything that we have and try and win a championship.’’

–via Chicago Sun-Times

Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler still have a lot of growing pains together, but will hopefully find themselves and form a great team.

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