The Chicago Bulls have outlined their most pressing piece of business for the upcoming season – that of securing the long-term future of star player Derrick Rose to the franchise and building around him – and they have certainly put their money where their mouth is. Those who Bet on basketball might have read reports surfacing that the NBA’s reigning Most Valuable Player is to be kept from straying with a five year contract worth somewhere in the region of $94 million: a deal that would make him one of the best paid sportsmen on the planet.
The team’s general manager, Gar Forman, has this week spoken out in praise of his starting point guard, and has suggested that Rose will become the cornerstone of a massive rebuilding process to rival the star quality enjoyed during the club’s glory days of the nineties – and the sort of luxury currently enjoyed by the likes of the Miami Heat:
“Derrick is the centrepiece of what we’re putting together here – we want Derrick to be a Bull for a long, long time. It’s very important that we put the right pieces around him.”
Last year, Rose became the youngest ever NBA MVP aged just 23, and as a result much is expected from him in the future and next season’s Live basketball betting.
However, with stats from the previous season including an average of 25 points, 7.7 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game it is clear that he is already a star in his own right – and as a result has gone on the record to state that he doesn’t believe any marquee signings are essential to the Bulls’ continued progress this season, even though the Bulls finished as top seeds in the play-offs last season, eventually losing to the star-studded Miami Heat in the Conference Finals.