The highly-anticipated debut of Derrick Rose was yesterday, and he did not disappoint, almost getting a double-double with 11 points, 9 assists, 4 rebounds, and as many turnovers in 32 minutes, while Kirk Hinrich had 15 points, 7 assists, and 2 rebounds in 26 minutes. But what I found weird was this: this is the second time a highly touted draft pick played the same position on the same team with a player who recently signed a fat contract. Hopefully, the Point Guard platoon works as well as Reggie Bush (#2 to the Saints) and Deuce McAllister (7? year deal before the pick) did, as they helped the Saints to the playoffs. Another funny thing is that a new head coach represented the team that year (Is Vinny del Negro as good as Sean Payton?) But the main difference was who they signed in the offseason: Drew Brees, one of the front-runners for NFL MVP, compared to the Bulls' squat, which is expected to do nothing this year.
But the fun thing is this: the Saints had a winning percentage of .625 and made it to the conference championships in '06 (the year in comparison) with that percentage: the Bulls would be 51-31 and would probably start the playoffs at home.
Think that 51 wins is going to happen this year?