I'm not saying the Herd's segments on NBA are the gospel, but he's been consistent with his stance on Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony, and it's hard to argue with how their playing styles affect their team's play on the floor.
I think it's time the Bulls part ways with Russel Westbrook's twin brother and get a few pieces (including a distributor) in return.
Colin Cowherd's theory on ball-hogs (Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony): Great scorers, not great players; Carmelo doesn't get it, he isn't willing to take fewer shots for wins; Derrick Rose is fool's gold, a more likeable Allen Iverson who says the right things. Both will take shot after shot while their teammates become bystanders: when the 4th quarter roles around, the "bystanders" will be ice cold and have no rythm when their numbers are called. Teams in general play harder when the whole team is involved in the offense: it's like playing at the Y with the ball-hog...teammates get bored, and they don't want to win as bad. Have you noticed how much more energy both teams play with when not having their super-stars in the line-up? The LeBrons and Durants of the world get that winning basketball involves sharing the ball and keeping teammates involved and in a good rythm. Carmelo and Rose will never win NBA championships.
I think the Bulls would be much, MUCH better with distributors like Jose Calderon or Vasquez. I'm full on, 100% on the theory.
Both rosters have overachieved without their Rose or Melo in the lineup, plain and simple.