Chicago, IL, United States (4E Sports) – Derrick Rose acknowledged the tension between his camp and the Chicago Bulls organization but wants to forget the past and head to a new beginning.
Rose admitted he had known that a number of people were upset and there was tension building up.
The all-star also said he is happy not witnessing all of it first-hand.
According to reports, the tension was brought upon by the shots fired by Rose’s camp to the team.
B.J. Armstrong, Roses’ agent, was believed to have issues upon ending his relationship with the Bulls.
Meanwhile, Reggie Rose complained about the team’s lackluster efforts towards surrounding his brother with enough talent.
“It’s frustrating to see my brother play his heart and soul out for the team and them not put anything around him.”
In addition to that, injuries that plagued Rose for the past two seasons became major issues.
A torn ACL in his left knee prevented Rose from playing in the 2012-2013 season.
He played for only ten games last year, tore his meniscus in his right knee and was sidelined again.
Tension grew when Rose was reportedly not contributing to the Bulls’ efforts towards free-agency in landing another star, perhaps like Carmelo Anthony.
But team owner Jerry Reinsdorf expressed his dismay about false reports made by the Chicago Sun-Times.
“The report is totally without basis or fact. It is pure malicious fiction,” Reinsdorf added.
Bulls executive vice president John Paxson supported Reinsdorf’s statements.
“The sad thing is that so much of what was reported and put out there, it was contradictory.”
Rose and Paxson looks forward for a fresh start for the Bulls next season.
The former MVP believes it is a great beginning for everyone especially with new talent and training facilities for the team.
“It’s time to turn the page and move in a positive direction,” Rose added.
Paxson said the Bulls only goal is to win and that they have aimed to support Rose since day one.