Despite being one of the NBA’s most aggressive players, always looking to attack the basket, Derrick Rose has only attempted ten free-throws through three games so far this season. Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau thinks Rose’s reputation as a nice fella is working against him. Per the Chicago Sun-Times: “Next question,’ coach Tom Thibodeau said before weighing in. ‘I’ll say this: I don’t know of anyone who drives as hard as he does. Nor as fast as he does. And I think sometimes he’s penalized for being a nice guy. I’ll leave it at that.’ No question, Rose has had a difficulty re-entry so far. His shooting (28.8 percent) is down. His turnovers (5.67 a game) are up. His defense has been a struggle. But not getting to the foul line? ‘I can’t complain about it,’ Rose said. ‘All I can do is continue to drive. I guess I’m not getting fouled.'”
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