Sam Smith wrote a blog Is Derrick Rose jinxed or just a sophomore?
I am going to take a key quote attributed to Derrick Rose out of that Blog, because I believe this is the root of the problem with Rose.
“I’m not going to the hole the way the way I’m used to,” admitted Rose. “It seems to me I’m not that aggressive. But it’s going to change tomorrow (Thursday). You get caught up with….I really don’t know. I get caught up with what happens if I shoot too many times and all that stuff, thinking about my teammates. But I know I’m going to have to aggressive from now on.
Derrick Rose is thinking too much on the court. He is worried over "shooting too much" and "what will happen" if he shoots too much. Who is saying that he is shooting too much..... Deng? ...... Salmons? ....... or is it Vinny? Why is your Franchise Player worrying over what will happen if he shoots too much. That is the problem. He did not want to say it publicly. He hesitated. Derrick Rose has to learn to tell whomever it is on the team that is saying that he is shooting too much to SHUT THE FUCK UP AND I WILL PASS THE BALL TO YOU WHEN I AM READY.
Rose should tell the "teammates" he is concerned over that IF YOU FUCK UP ANOTHER OF MY ASSISTS THEN YOUR ASS WILL NOT GET THE BALL AGAIN. If Vinny is stressing Rose on shooting too much then Vinny should be fired on the spot. That is why Rose is so passive. Rose is passing them the ball and saying "fuck it". Someone said it on another thread that Rose is trying too hard to please everyone. He is going to have to learn to reverse that and make everyone...INCLUDING THE COACH be concerned about pleasing HIM and keeping HIM happy and not the other way around.
I blame this problem SQUARELY on Vinny. I am hoping that when Rose meets with Arn Tellem and B. J. Armstrong today that he tells them why he is dissatisfied. If B. J. is any kind of a good agent then he will do what is necessary to correct this Bullshit that is going on in the team. Because we are winning it is not an issue, but let us go on an extended losing streak and this quote will come back to the surface.