I first want to start out by saying congrats for a big win last night over a quality team on the road. The reason why I decided to join SB Nation is b/c of my disgust with the Bulls play againts the Blazers. I know night in and night out we may not be the most talented team on the floor. We are also a very young, SMALL Team but that is no excuse for lack of effort. We should use our youth, speed and quickness to be a good defensive team. T
That mentality should begin with our point guard and leader. I believe D Rose can be a top 5 PG in the league for the next 12 years. I believe he can have the same impact Tony Parker and Chris Paul have on their teams but it should start with his DEFENSE. Getting beat by Steve Blake of the Blazers were disturbing to me. I am challenging Rose to be a defender like Rondo. I think he should spend some time with Lindsey Hunter to learn how to be a PRO on and off the court and to learn how to play DEFENSE on every play.
Because of Rose's size and athletecism, he will be able to dominate any opposing PG and teams in the league with his scoring. DEFENSE is an ATTITUDE, I need him to have a Shane Battier/Bruce Bowen approach on Defense. Steals can be misleading, just because a guard is able to play the passing lanes and have some steals does not mean he is a good defender AKA Allen Iverson.