Coach Vinny Del Negro said on Monday that the race for the NBA's Rookie of the Year award is over, but Derrick Rose -- Del Negro's runaway choice -- doesn't agree.
"I wouldn't say that," Rose said. "There are still a lot of good rookies out there. I just to win the award for winning games [by a rookie]."
When asked if the season would be a success if he was named Rookie of the Year and the Bulls missed the playoffs, Rose said: "Not really. I couldn't care less about that award. I just want to make the playoffs."