The first week of the 2016/2017 NBA Season is in the books. Find out who sits atop our week one power rankings. Where does your favorite team wind up on the list?
Derrick Rose showed the world that he is back at his full health and that he can still be the dominant superstar point guard all Chicago Bulls loved. He had a terrific pre-season although he didn’t play extended minutes. However, in the season opener against the Miami Heat he was a bit rusty.
After nine technical fouls, two ejections and a whole lot of extracurricular pushing and shoving, the end results were as follows: The biggest postseason win in Heat history, the biggest postseason loss in Chicago Bulls history, and tons of fresh venom pulsing through the veins of this now-tied Eastern Conference semifinal series. Miami won 115-78, a stunning outcome for a game that was basically back-and-forth for much of the first half.
Chicago Bulls executive vice president John Paxson said Wednesday that Derrick Rose will participate in 5-on-5 practices after this weekend’s All-Star break, and the team will then see how Rose’s body responds as he continues to recover from ACL surgery on May 12.