Derrick Rose: Destined To Be Best Player in NBA

December 8th, 2010 by Galvin Kilroe Leave a reply »
Forget about all the MVP talk surrounding Derrick Rose; in two or three years, he will be the best player in the NBA.  This may sound crazy, but it is just a matter of time.  Kobe is getting old, and LeBron squandered his top dog status by fleeing to Miami. 

Thunder fans are probably pulling their hair out right now, but Kevin Durant is less dimensional and athletic than Derrick Rose.  In fact, Durant will be the second best player on the Thunder in a few years.  Russell Westbrook is the only rising star who poses a legitimate threat to Rose becoming the best player in the NBA, and he is lagging way behind Rose’s emerging perimeter game.

Derrick Rose’s contributions cannot be measured by stats alone, however impressive they may be.  Derrick Rose is a field general who can lead the Bulls to a 130-128 overtime victory one night, and allow the Bulls to squeak by in a low scoring game the next.  The only real knock on Rose is his lack of defense; however, if his perimeter shooting continues to improve, he could go for 35 points per game.  That's right, Derrick Rose could flirt with statistics nob ...

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