Rule no. 1 for the Bulls: Derrick Rose Shall Not Be Hazed

by October 31, 2008

by Marcel Mutoni

Derrick Rose isn’t your typical rookie. Judging by his ultra-confident demeanor, it’s easy not to think of him as one, and his teammates don’t certainly treat him like a lowly first year player.

As one of the leaders on the team, Rose has managed to avoid the hazing that most NBA rookies must endure from teammates. From the Sun-Times:

Is Rose getting the star treatment from his teammates?

”We can’t throw too much at him because he’s starting right now and playing a big role,” forward Drew Gooden said. ”With some of those bottom-of-the-barrel rookies, you can kind of take more advantage of them. ‘Derrick Rose, slowly but surely when he finds his role, we’ll have him doing some chores.”

I wouldn’t be so sure about that, Drew. This Rose kid is pretty damn good. If you’re not careful, you might end up being the one carrying his bags.