Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose is concerned that some of the team’s top players will be allowed to leave at the end of the season.
The 2011 NBA MVP has been plagued by injuries in recent times, and is expected to miss the rest of the current season after damaging ligaments in his right knee.
However, he’s concerned that some of the team’s top players – most notably Luol Deng and Carlos Boozer – will be heading for the United Centre exit door in the off-season.
“Derrick is worried that the Bulls are going to lose what they have. He doesn’t want to go through rebuilding,” a league source is quoted as saying in the New York Daily News.
The Bulls have been struggling in Rose’s absence this season, and have also had Deng on the sidelines for a week. He returned last night to score 26-points in an 83-82 loss to the Orlando Magic.
There is speculation over the Team GB star’s future however, with the former Duke college star out of contract at the end of the season. Boozer has two years left on his contract, but is the second highest earner at the club and could be traded.
If Rose really is unhappy over the situation, then owner Jerry Reinsdorf might be wise to try and keep the aforementioned duo at the club, and make a run for the title next season when Rose returns to the court.