Barkley: Too Risky for Rose Overseas
Derrick Rose currently is on a tour of China with adidas, but if the Chicago Bulls star is contemplating playing overseas during the NBA lockout, Charles Barkley has pointed advice.
Charles Barkley joined “The Waddle & Silvy Show” on ESPN 1000 and discussed Derrick Rose playing overseas, and his relationship with Dwyane
“Well, I think it would be a mistake for Derrick Rose to go overseas,” Barkley said Thursday on “The Waddle & Silvy Show” on ESPN 1000. “I think any great player has got too much at stake. You could go there and hurt yourself.
“If you are as great as Derrick Rose, why would you risk your NBA career and contract by going overseas? I just don’t think that’s very smart.”
There’s no indication Rose is seriously considering playing overseas. All-Star Deron Williams is the biggest name to sign with an overseas team. The Turkish club that signed Williams also was in early contract negotiations with the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein, and it had been pursuing Kobe Bryant.