How Will Derrick Rose Impact the Chicago Bulls Next Season?

July 15th, 2010 by Michael Gibbons Leave a reply »
"It's there; I have a consistent three-point shot now," Rose said Wednesday night to KC Johnson of the Chicago Tribune . "You'll see. I just have so much confidence in my jump shot now. It's coming along so good. It's past even my expectations at this point."

If this is true, then point guards all over the league should be very worried.

Rose, who is already one of the fastest and quickest point guards in the league only, had one glaring weakness during his first two seasons—his outside shooting.

Derrick had already improved his shooting from year one to year two, going from a 47.5 field goal percentage and 22.2 percent-three point shooter his rookie season, to 48.9 FG percentage and 26.7 three-point percentage, while also taking on more of an offensive load, increasing his points per game from 16.8 to 20.8.

Just imagine what an improved outside shot could do for him.

Teams would have to decide to lay off of Rose or stay right on him. If they stay on him, that allows Rose to beat them with speed, forcing the defense to collapse, leaving a shooter open. If they lay off of him, then he puts a dagger in ...

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