D-Rose To See A Back Specialist And More From The NBA

2/13/12 in NBA   |   ironhide10   |   31 respect

Derrick Rose has been forced to sit out the last two games due to 
recent back spasms and is going to see a specialist regarding this problem. The Chicago Bulls are afraid that their most valuable asset might have an extended spell on the sidelines and if that is the case then the Bulls will have to really step up their game. D-Rose has already missed seven games this year and with 6 home games coming up, the Bulls need to make sure that Rose is in top condition and raring to go. With Rose in the squad, the 6 home games would have been an easy proposition but without him, it’s an altogether different story. Talking to the Chicago tribune, Rose said, “It’s been hurting the whole trip. I just played through it. It tended to get worse after every game. I was really worried about it. But I’m trying to stay positive. I don’t know what the diagnosis is. I just know my back is not right. It could be (Monday) when I wake up and it feels good, because I remember in high school, I didn’t get any treatment or anything. I just took a couple of days off and I was able to play Downstate. And I didn’t feel it. Hopefully it’s the same thing.” The last thing that the Bulls need at this moment is to drop points. With both Rose and Hamilton out, the Bulls seem vulnerable and although they should be winning all of their homes games, it seems like they are now destined to drop points.

Miami Heat star LeBron James and coach Erik Spoelstra have heaped praise on the rise of Jeremy Lin and the shocking turnaround of the Knicks. LeBron said that, “He’s playing and they’re winning. I’ve heard about how he’s staying with a friend, and about his getting a cut and being a week away from not knowing if he was going to stick with the team, about how (the Knicks) might release him to sign Mike James. Best of luck to him. I don’t want him to be good when (the Knicks) are playing us, but other than that, good for him.” ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz quoted Spoelstra saying that, “Being an Asian-American, it’s great to see him break some barriers. As a fan of the game, I root for him. It’s a great sports story, in general.” Surely the ‘Linsanity’ is not going to die down soon.

There have been various reports in and around the internet that the LA Lakers are monitoring the situation of Gilbert Arenas and a possible signing is on the cards. Adrian Wojnarowski, a Yahoo! Sports NBA insider claimed that a private workout of Gilbert Arenas was attended by some notable Lakers officials this past Sunday in southern California. Further reports suggest that there were no visible signs of the knee injuries that heave haunted him for some time now and that Arenas seemed to move rather efficiently even at the age of 30. Arenas looks to me at best a low risk, high reward option that should not be passed up by the Lakers. In all honesty he looks like the perfect gamble.
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