Derrick Rose: The Surprisingly Historic Numbers of His MVP Seeason

April 5th, 2011 by Kelly Scaletta Leave a reply »
A large part of the controversy surrounding the MVP run of Derrick Rose is that he doesn't have the numbers of an MVP.

In looking at the PERs and Win Shares and rates and ratios and formulas, the sheer volume of what he's done has gotten lost.

When you look at the totals of his season though, you seem some surprisingly historic numbers which put him in the company of the greatest players in history.

In fact, in terms of total production, Rose is having arguably the best all around season by a point guard in NBA history.  

First is the accomplishment of scoring 2,000 points and 600 assists in a single season. The feat has been accomplished a total 13 times, by five people.

Oscar Robertson did it seven times, Tiny Archibald and John Havlicek twice each. LeBron James and Micahel Jordan have each done it once.

Rose needs to only average 16.3 points per game and get four more total assists to become the sixth player to accomplish that feat. 

If you factor in 300 rebounds, that list gets even smaller. Oscar Robertson's seven times still are on that list, Michael Jordan, LeBron James and John Hav ...

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