Chicago Bulls: Stop and Smell the Rose

An'dre TriplettCorrespondent IJune 27, 2008

The Chicago Bulls got their guy!  Point guard Derrick Rose went No. 1 to the Bulls in last night's draft.  While there was some debate as to whom the Bulls should take with their pick, they stuck with the point guard. 

Some thouhgt that Kansas State's Michael Beasley may have gone No. 1 with the pick and that may not have been such a bad idea.

Derrick Rose will be a solid first pick for new Bulls' coach Vinny Del Negro to begin his reign with.  By adding Rose the Bulls will be able to better compete with the likes of the Cavaliers (LeBron James), the Pistons (Chauncey Billups/Richard Hamilton), and the Bucks (Michael Redd) in their division for a playoff spot. 

While not a finished product, Rose has some of the intangibles that the Bulls' current point guards are lacking.  He brings athleticism that Kirk Hinrich does not and he is bigger than Ben Gordon so that will help on the defensive end of the floor as he will likely be matched up against bigger guards (like Billups) at the "one" spot.

With their second round pick the Bulls selected Sonny Weems out of Arkansas.  Weems will be another nice addition for the Bulls who are in need of more athleticism in the backcourt.