Derrick Rose: Reasons Why Nicolas Batum Was Wrong About Rose's Defense

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Derrick Rose: Reasons Why Nicolas Batum Was Wrong About Rose's Defense
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After Andre Miller made Derrick Rose look silly after the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Chicago Bulls last week, 109-103, Portland's Nicolas Batum could not wait to jump at the chance to ridicule Rose.

"We know that Derrick Rose is a good offensive player," Batum said. "But you have to play defense, too. He can't guard Dre. You gotta play defense. He can't play defense, so that's why we put Dre inside and try to attack him."

Was Batum correct or was he just trying to feed fuel to the fire?

Here are the top reasons why Nicolas Batum was wrong about Derrick Rose's defense.

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