Derrick Rose: Best Player in the NBA?

January 20th, 2011 by Joe Willett Leave a reply »
The Chicago Bulls are having an outstanding season, despite rarely getting to play with their inside players completely healthy.

They began the season without Carlos Boozer, their big offseason pickup.  He wasn't there for the first month of the season, finally returning at the beginning of December against the Orlando Magic.

Shortly after that, however, Joakim Noah went down and hasn't played since.

In total, the Bulls have played just nine games with both Boozer and Noah in the lineup, and with Boozer hurt again, they may have to play a few more games without either.

The Bulls are 7-2 when both Boozer and Noah are in the lineup, but they have still been able to go 21-12 without one or both of those players.

The reason for this is ESPN's top contender for MVP so far this season, Derrick Rose.

Rose has been playing out of his mind this season, thanks to a developing a three-point shot and improved defense.

Despite no consistent shooter in the starting lineup, Rose has been able to put up numbers that most, if not any, in the NBA would be unable to put up with this current system.

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