The Beat Full Show (7/2/16): Defending the 4th of July (and Derrick Rose)

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A 2012 fireworks show at Navy Pier. (Terrence Antonio James / Chicago Tribune)

Mark Carman and Kevin Powell (in for Adam Hoge) bring you the Saturday edition of The Beat: Both Carman and Novak Djokovic drop big-time tennis matches; writer Sam Smith talks about whether or not the team has clear organizational ‘plan’ and the departure of Joakim Noah; the Cubs struggle in Flushing (but still boast some great depth); Carman is cynical about the 4th of July and Kevin defends America’s greatest holiday;  Knicks analyst and ESPN New York host Alan Hahn gives the vibe in the Big Apple since the acquisitions of Rose, Noah and Phil Jackson’s other moves; Brian Campbell returns to the Hawks, and more.