Chicago Bulls: Is Derrick Rose the Best Player in the NBA?

July 30th, 2013 by James Tillman iii Leave a reply »

Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose recently made headlines when he declared himself the best player in the NBA during a short interview with CNN.

While Bulls fans will admire his confidence for making such a bold statement despite sitting out the entire 2012-13 campaign, are his comments accurate?

In an attempt to answer that question, let's take a brief look at how Rose's stats from his MVP season stack up against those of a few of the top players from last year.


Derrick Rose (81 games)

25.0 points

 7.7 assists

 4.1 rebounds

45.0 percent shooting

33.0 percent from distance


Kevin Durant (81 games)

28.1 points

 4.6 assists

 7.9 rebounds

51.0 percent shooting

42.0 percent from distance


Kobe Bryant (78 games)

27.3 points

 6.0 assists

 5.6 rebounds

46.0 percent shooting

32.0 percent from distance

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