Hollinger's Gems: April 24, 2009

Rose's D hurting Chicago, Starbury pitching in and some lineup shuffling in Utah

Updated: April 24, 2009, 1:38 PM ET
By John Hollinger |


1. For the past week, everyone has lauded the point guard battle between Rajon Rondo and Derrick Rose. But as Rondo continues to pile massive numbers on the Bulls (he's averaging 22.7 points and 9.7 assists on 50 percent shooting through three games), few are talking about what has been glaringly obvious: Rose, at this point in his career, is an awful defender.