http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/bullsAs his postgame media session wrapped up Thursday night, he was asked point blank if the Bulls' performance would have any kind of negative impact on what he decides to do this summer.
"Nothing," he said, not even feeling the need to elaborate. "Not at all."
This is the second time in a week that a major free-agent to be said that the Bulls' recent struggles would have no bearing on where they decided to play. Last Friday, it was LeBron James who was trying to explain the same thing.
"Derrick Rose, being a first-time All-Star this year, he's an unbelievable talent. Unfortunately, he has a wrist injury right now and their team has a lot of injuries," James said. "But I think Taj Gibson is a bright spot for those guys.Joakim Noah is a bright spot. Luol Deng...They have a lot of great pieces," he said of the Bulls. "And when they were all healthy they were playing great. Remember the West Coast trip that they had? They had an unbelievable West Coast trip when they were all healthy."