While talk of Derrick Rose and what he means to the Bulls is bandied about in the media, Rose's teammates know and had that reinforced on Monday.
The reigning NBA MVP visited his teammates at the Berto Center two days after suffering a playoffs-ending left ACL injury in Game 1 on Saturday afternoon. He was said to be in "pretty good spirits" by Kyle Korver.
Coach Tom Thibodeau didn't know if Rose would be with the team for Game 2 on Tuesday night, but he didn't rule it out either.
"We want him around ... I don't think he'll be able to travel with us, but he'll be around," Thibodeau said. "And he wants to be around. He's excited to get around his teammates."
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Back in 2013, the Cubs locked up a 23-year-old Anthony Rizzo on a seven-year, $41 million extension — with two options that could make it nine years for $74 million.
Rizzo is a cancer survivor, and gaining financial stability was a big thing for him. Seven years later, the deal is one of the best in baseball from a team perspective, but incredibly below market value overall.
However, the big first baseman, who’s emerged as a cornerstone for the Cubs, has no regrets over his decision.
“I’ve had the freedom from 22, 23 years old to financially do whatever I want and play freely,” Rizzo told NBC Sports Chicago’s Gordon Wittenmyer. “And I’m going to be able to do financially whatever I want for the rest of my life as long as I don’t make poor choices.
“At the end of this contract, it’ll make a lot of money, and I’m playing the game I love.”
The Cubs shut down extension talks with Rizzo over the winter, and he said it never got to the point of discussing any numbers. He has “no idea” what the Cubs’ thinking was on shutting down those talks, too.
The two sides will likely talk extension again in the future, but until then, the Cubs have Rizzo on an absolute bargain of a deal.
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Retired Blackhawks’ winger Daniel Carcillo has apparently spent his quarantine the same way the rest of us have, binging Netflix's iconic docuseries "Tiger King." One of the principal subjects of the series is Carole Baskin, an animal rights activist and nemesis of Joe Exotic, also known as Tiger King.
While Carole’s life mission to rescue large cats is admirable, the documentary doesn't paint her as innocently as she’d like. Episode Three, titled "The Secret," discusses the disappearance of Carole’s second husband, Don, in the 90s, leaving many viewers to believe that Carole murdered her husband and fed his body (which has never been found) to her tigers.
Carole actively rebukes these accusations, but it hasn’t stopped people from speculating. Including Daniel Carcillo, who Tweeted at Carole’s rescue organization to ask where Don’s body is.
I mean... we all want to know.
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