It is nice that Noah is trying to stick up for D Rose, but it is just my opinion they are trying to prove a point by winning in spite of him.
It is working up to this point, so it might be wise for Rose to keep his suit and tie on.
“Derrick’s a brother,” Noah said. “And to see him go through this is tough, but at the end of the day it’s really funny how quick people are to judge. But people don’t know what it’s like to lead a team, especially after you tore your ACL.
“If you tore your ACL and you have to be the starting point guard and have the expectations that Derrick has, then maybe you can judge, but everybody who hasn’t been in that situation before should really shut up because I feel like it’s just so unfair to him and to this team. We’re fighting, and everybody’s going to just s— on somebody who’s been giving so much to this organization. It’s crazy to me.”
Nothing that Noah is saying is incorrect, but Rose has brought a lot of the criticism on himself, but the way he has handle his return. If he would have just shut himself down earlier in the season, no one would be critical at all, but because he keeps saying he is close and everyone sees him functioning pretty well, of course there are going to be questions.
In the end, the Bulls need to just worry about the Heat and not Derrick Rose’s feelings.