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Rose still pushing for Olympics

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Count Derrick Rose among the scores of Chicagoans disappointed that Chicago lost out on its bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Rose's dream was to play on the 2016 United States team in his hometown.

"It hurts," he said, "but I'm still a candidate for the team and, hopefully, the coaches decide to put me on that team."

Rose, who turned 21 today, will be just shy of his 28th birthday when the 2016 Olympics are held in Rio de Janeiro.

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Yeah he should be an allstar by that time. I wonder who will still be on the team when the Olympics get here!

What about the 2012 Olympics or the 2010 FIBA World Basketball Championship?

Why didn't the Bulls go after Al Harrington? He's scoring power forward and is in the last year of his contract. If he meshed with the team, they could even consider resigning him if they strike out in the 2010 free agent bonanza and not come out totally empty handed.

For that matter, they could have signed Villanueva straight up. He's a scoring power forward with range. A bit challenged on defense but that is what Noah is for. He would have made a great fit with Noah in the front court.

My bet is LeBron stays in Cleveland and Wade stays in Miami and Bosh will sign with Knicks. Even Amare will stay out west if he switches teams. So 2010 will be much-a-do about nothing. The big free for all was this off season, witness all the big names that changed hands. The Bulls should have struck when they still had trade bait in Ben and Tyrus. Now all we have to look forward to is another few years of barely making the playoffs.

Hey AJ - They didn't go after Al because they were able to land the heavily sought after Jannero Pargo. (Sarcasm Alert)

Bulls will NOT have another 7 games series in the playoffs until they REPLACE Ben Gordon.

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