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08:08 AM ET 12.02 | Perhaps league MVP Derrick Rose already has enough of those "other duties as assigned." [Rose]didn't recruit LeBron James or Dwyane Wade during the summer of 2010, so it shouldn't be a surprise that he's not reaching out to free agents now. "I'm fine with my teammates," Rose said Thursday. "If they choose to [go after another scorer] that's up to them. But my teammates that I have right now, I'm fine with them." ... Rose, who's just 23 and in his fourth year, doesn't think it's his role to be a recruiter. "I'm not going to do that," he said. "If you want to come here, come here, but it's not up to me to make that decision. I'm not paying them. I'm on my rookie contract."

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December 2, 2011  08:21 AM ET

Baba Booey!

December 2, 2011  08:23 AM ET

You Got Class, Bro.

December 2, 2011  08:25 AM ET

And he did not recruit Lebron so.....

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December 2, 2011  08:49 AM ET

As a Knicks lifer, I hate the Bulls but I like the makeup of this kid.

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December 2, 2011  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

As a Knicks lifer, I hate the Bulls but I like the makeup of this kid.

All Knicks fans hate the Bulls...

December 2, 2011  09:13 AM ET
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All Knicks fans hate the Bulls...

I hate the Bulls, expecially during the Jordan days!

December 2, 2011  09:25 AM ET

Good for you rose....

December 2, 2011  09:35 AM ET

he means he isn't going to recruit anyone to make more money than him. the part about him being on the rookie contract is the giveaway.

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December 2, 2011  10:03 AM ET

wish the Knicks got Thibedeau instead of Dantoni.

December 2, 2011  10:50 AM ET
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He means he isn't going to do anything extra for the Bulls until they start paying him what he feels he is worth.

You people make me laugh. You havent heard one word about more money come out of this kids mouth. All he has ever siad is that he want to win. This crap your spewing is pure speculation and doesnt add up to anything. What is wrong with him believeing in his teammates and thinking that they can come together, improve on last year and be champs?

 
December 2, 2011  10:58 AM ET
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he means he isn't going to recruit anyone to make more money than him. the part about him being on the rookie contract is the giveaway.

BS!! Rose does not have to worry about money. He has never complained about his salary. He is going to get his, and he never asked for a "Derrick Rose Rule". That came about because the kid has out performed his contract and the league recognized it without him saying a word.

Ballers will come to Chicago if they want to win; Rose does not have to beg them to come. The man simply does his job and it's not to beg the best players to help him win. I imagine he feels about the same as Jordan. He???d rather beat them than team up with them. It's called old skool. Lefart started all this other Bull (no pun intended).

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