in the face enormous adversity and injuries actually win the finals without Derick Rose. I know this is highly unlikely but if they somehow manage to knock the heat off, anything is possible. What do you do with Rose? the bulls could add some serious depth to their roster with a trade. I'm not sure what his contract is like but just throwing that out there.
They will never trade Rose.. If this would cause a trade, it would be one of the players that stepped up big.
If you want to repeat as champs, you keep Rose. I gave you a -neg just for even asking. But I give them little chance to get pass the Heat, despite winning game 1.
What happens if Wade and Bosh suffer career ending injuries in this series? Do you trade LeBron, tank the next season, and start the rebuilding process? The hypothetical scenario you presented is almost equally as unlikely. I'm astounded by the Bulls' playoff success thus far, but let's not get ahead of ourselves here. There's still a long way to go in the playoffs and, although the Bulls may prove me wrong yet again, I can't imagine a situation in which they win the championship without Rose. And, even if they did, there's no way in hell they're going to trade D-Rose. I can assure you of that.
The worst thing is if the Bulls get to the finals without Rose, loads of dumb Bulls fan's and media will then say "we can trade Rose we can win without him"
First of all, dude didn't argue for the chances the Bulls have in knocking off the Heat and winning it all. It annoys me when people argue something irrelevant. In your scenario, IF the Bulls knocked off the Heat and won the championships, do they trade Rose? I think not, simply because he is still much loved by Chicago. Also like The8thDeadlySin posted, they'll be better off dealing whoever stepped up big to lead them to a 'chip. Thing is, a healthy Rose can build chemistry with this same team, so there's no doubt that, again if they won a championship without him, they will be an even greater team with him.
It's not irrelevant to point out the absurdity of someone's hypothetical scenario if you take issue with the premise. For example, if you believe that it's highly unlikely that there is a god, why argue about what that god looks like, whether he or she is male or female, what his or her precise attributes are, etc. So, the Heat injury scenario that I juxtaposed to joe2324's Bulls championship scenario may seem a little condescending (sorry about that), but it's not irrelevant. It's intended to illustrate the futility of discussing possible outcomes based on wild premises that are only minimally based in reality.
Besides, I also addressed his question directly with the IF portion as a given (yes, I know how propositions work), but I might as well repeat my answer here. If the Bulls somehow manage to win the championship without Rose, they will not trade him! My exact words were: "even if they did [win the title], there's no way in hell they're going to trade D-Rose. I can assure you of that." And it's not "simply because he is still much loved by Chicago" or because "a healthy Rose can build chemistry with this same team", but because he's an elite player who is clearly the best on the Bulls! He was the youngest MVP in league history just two seasons ago! So, even given an outlandish hypothetical premise, the likelihood that Rose would be traded is even less than the likelihood that the Bulls will win the title without him.
Bulls will not win the Championship. Will not eliminate the Heat
This was one game out of seven. Let's not get crazy.
Bulls without Rose have a minimal chance of winning it all, though are showing they are still a very competadive group.
Bulls with Rose are imediately a legit contender.
Let's see them actually knock off the Heat before we start losing our minds here.
The Bulls you saw last night, need Loul Deng and Kirk Hinrich back in the lineup by game 3 to win the series. They are a tenacious group, they have a hard style of ball to deal with every night, but Miami could run away with it as this group tires. Butler played 48 minutes again last night, and they need a little relief. I gues Deng's illness was pretty serious and pretty freak, but they need Hinrich back asap and Deng back to stand a chance at winning the series or taking it 7 games.
I don't understand why every team with a Head Coach vacancy isn't jumping at the chance to interview any of Thibodeau's assistants... he's obviously a defensive GENIUS!
I do wonder if D-Rose is anywhere near playing whether this could stir him into action if the Bulls were in with a chance of progressing. It will almost perhaps drive D-Rose on next season as he will have something to prove.
As regards the Bulls Assistant Coaches I wonder if Adrian Griffin could be the sort of person teams with a vacancy might consider for a Head Coaching role, he has had 3 years under Coach Thibs plus he played for major teams like the Bulls, Dallas and Houston so he'd have had good NBA experience there to.
Ron Adams is also a very experienced assistant coach and I seem to recall that the Thunder were sad to lose him but is he perhaps a very good experienced assistant and excels in that role rather than take on a lead role late in his career.