Chicago Bulls Cheers: Why the Bulls’ Derrick Rose Will Be the 2011 NBA MVP

December 25th, 2010 by Joseph Fafinski Leave a reply »
Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Derrick Rose was an avid fan of the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls. Jordan, a five-time MVP and six-time NBA Finals champion, is considered by many as the best player to ever play the game and, naturally, is the best player to ever sport the red, white, and black uniform.

Rose takes these statements as motivation, and I believe he thinks he can have a distinguished career that could be paralleled to Jordan's (yes, I did just say that).

Shocking as it might be, the 22-year old Rose should be your MVP for the 2010-11 season, NBA fans, and I'm going to tell you why.

In Rose's first two seasons (2008-10) the club had 41 wins each year to achieve an 82-82 record. This year they have an 18-9 record and are in first place in the Central Division, an honor they have held on to at season's end just twice since the Michael Jordan era came to a sudden halt in 1998.

A lot of the improvement of the Bulls has much to do with how Rose is protecting the ball. The 6'3" point guard is averaging 8.4 assists per game, a gigantic step over the six flat he averaged just one year removed.

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