David Thorpe prefers Stephen Curry to Rose:
Are you still standing by your statement that you'd rather have Steph Curry over Derrick Rose? Or would you like to apoligize for making such a ridiculous statement?
David Thorpe (12:42 PM)
I'd still choose Curry, call me whatever you want. But I'd rather have Rose with the game on the line in an iso.
Rose's most glaring weakness in both the NCAA Finals and his brief stint in summer league was his inability to exploit ball screens set for him. They are not typically found in the dribble-drive motion offense that he ran for Memphis, so it's not surprising that he was easy to defend in July. Studying the options he has as a ball handler and practicing them each day should get him up to speed quickly.
Thorpe on BG and Deng
ben (rhode island): who's got the best chance to land gordon?
SportsNation David Thorpe: (12:03 PM ET ) I'm really not sure. Sorry. But it does not look good for the Bulls.
Stan, Colorado: Do the Bulls have a shot of the playoffs without Ben Gordon?
SportsNation David Thorpe: (12:14 PM ET ) Yes.
Ryan, Chicago: Is an undersized 2 guard like Ben Gordon ever worth max money in the NBA?
SportsNation David Thorpe: (12:26 PM ET ) Hypothetically, perhaps. But not in this instance.
Greg (toronto): With all things being equal, who would you rather have Igoudala, Josh Smith, or Deng?
SportsNation David Thorpe: (12:41 PM ET ) Deng
Eric (Tokyo): How is Luol feeling this year? Ready to get back to the level of his breakout year 2 years ago? Thanks David!
SportsNation David Thorpe: (12:59 PM ET ) He said he's healthier than he's been in 2 years.