Well, I don't know what kind of swag BullsBlogger gets for this, but it's about time to name a Player/Whatever of the Week. While I was tempted to highlight Vinny Del Negro's steadfast and ingenious coaching of a short-handed team, I think it'd be remiss to ignore everyone's hero of the day, Acie Law. Here, elsewhere, and in the papers, he's the biggest thing since sliced bread. Or at least as big a feel-good story you can have while being in the midst of a 9 game skid.
Sarcasm aside, he's had a nice two games, and a better than his usual two games before that. What looks good to me is he's sort of a poor man's Derrick Rose. He's big for a point guard and seems to score well by driving past his guy. To me, it's always a nice thing to have a backup who plays a similar style as your starter, so you can build your team around that style of play. Take Derrick out for a breather, and you've got a guy who can come in and not force everyone to start doing things differently.
While Law doesn't sound committed to coming back next year, it sounds like a possibility:
And even as Law knows he soon will cede the point-guard spotlight when Derrick Rose returns from his sprained left wrist, the well-traveled former lottery pick is fully aware he's playing for a future job — somewhere.
"We've talked about that with (general manager) Gar (Forman)," Law said of he and his agent. "They only have six players under contract (next season). I just want to play. I feel I can help some team be successful and that's what I'll concentrate on this summer. Now, I'm trying to help this team get to where it can get to.
Of course, we're due to be paying some other guy $9M to be the backup combo guard, but I suppose we could trade that guy this summer. Or hell could freeze over.