The Bulls have some news to announce later today and no doubt it's what we've all been expecting since last October -- Derrick Rose will be named NBA rookie of the year.
Rose averaged 16.8 points, 6.3 assists and 3.9 rebounds this season. Just as impressive were his elevated shooting percentage (.475) and low turnover rate (2.5 per game).
He also tied the NBA record for most points by a rookie in his playoff debut by scoring 36 against Boston on Saturday, which matched Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
It would have been pretty comical if someone else won rookie of the year after Rose's playoff debut. The new conference is at 2 p.m. at the Renaissance North Shore.