Frustrated Derrick Rose calls out entire team for Bulls’ slump
The Chicago Bulls have dropped six of their past eight games, and Monday’s 108-94 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers brought out frustration in point guard Derrick Rose.
Rose hinted at a lack of communication and teamwork during the slump.
"Everybody has to be on the same page; until then, we’re going to continue to get our butts kicked. … [We’re] not communicating while we’re on the floor to one another. Everybody is quiet, and until then, we’re going to get the same results," he told reporters, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Rose added: "Trust plays a part, but communicating on defense in a team sport, I think communication is huge. We’re quiet while we’re out there, and it’s leading to them getting easy baskets. We gotta give a better effort. It seems like we’re not even competing. It’s [expletive] irritating.”
The schedule won’t get any easier for Chicago, which hosts the defending champion San Antonio Spurs on Thursday before traveling to face the Dallas Mavericks, hosting the Miami Heat and then embarking on a six-game road trip that begins on the west coast and ends in Orlando.