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Derrick Rose

27-Year-Old    PG    New York Knicks

2015-16 NBA Stats

PTS

16.4

REB

3.4

AST

4.7

STL

0.7

BLK

0.2

2015 NBA ROS Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Rose struggled with injuries again last season as he only played in 51 games, although that was the most games he has played since the 2010-11 season. He finished the season averaging 17.7 points, 3.2 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 0.7 steals, 0.3 blocks, and 1.5 three-pointers in 3...

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HT: 6' 3"   WT: 190 lbs   DOB: 10/4/1988  College: Memphis   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #1 Overall in 2008   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a five-year, $94.3 million contract with the Bulls in December of 2011.

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Rose was traded Wednesday to the Knicks along with Justin Holiday and a 2017 second-round pick in exhchange for Robin Lopez, Jose Calderon and Jerian Grant, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Derrick Rose NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 19 81 37.0 16.8 3.9 6.3 0.8 0.2 0.2 47.5 78.8 2.5 1.2 2.7 0.9 22.2 7.1 14.9 2.4 3.1
2009-10 20 78 36.8 20.8 3.8 6.0 0.7 0.3 0.2 48.9 76.6 2.8 0.8 2.9 0.8 26.7 8.6 17.6 3.3 4.3
2010-11 21 CHI 81 37.4 25.0 4.1 7.7 1.0 0.6 1.6 44.5 85.8 3.4 1.0 3.1 4.8 33.2 8.8 19.7 5.9 6.9
2011-12 22 CHI 39 35.3 21.8 3.4 7.9 0.9 0.7 1.4 43.5 81.2 3.1 0.7 2.7 4.4 31.2 7.7 17.8 5.0 6.1
2013-14 24 CHI 10 31.1 15.9 3.2 4.3 0.5 0.1 1.6 35.4 84.4 3.4 0.9 2.3 4.7 34.0 5.8 16.4 2.7 3.2
2014-15 25 CHI 51 30.0 17.7 3.2 4.9 0.7 0.3 1.5 40.5 81.3 3.2 0.7 2.5 5.3 28.0 6.6 16.4 3.0 3.7
2015-16 26 CHI 66 31.8 16.4 3.4 4.7 0.7 0.2 0.7 42.7 79.3 2.7 0.7 2.7 2.3 29.3 6.8 15.9 2.2 2.7
Preseason Projections 27 CHI 62 31.3 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Derrick Rose

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Derrick Rose NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 33.0 20.4 3.2 3.6 0.8 0.2 1.6 46.3 66.7 1.8 1.0 2.2 3.8 42.1 8.8 19.0 1.2 1.8
Last 10 Games 10 31.7 20.8 3.4 4.8 0.8 0.2 1.2 48.4 66.7 2.8 0.9 2.5 3.0 40.0 8.8 18.2 2.0 3.0
Last 20 Games 20 31.7 19.5 3.5 4.4 0.6 0.2 0.9 47.9 77.6 2.7 0.8 2.8 2.6 34.6 8.4 17.5 1.9 2.5

 

2015-16 NBA Game Log   Derrick Rose
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Date Opp MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 12 @IND Did Not Play
Apr 10 TOR Did Not Play
Apr 8 @PHI Did Not Play
Apr 6 CHA Did Not Play
Apr 3 IND Did Not Play
Apr 1 BKN Did Not Play
Mar 30 @DAL Did Not Play
Mar 28 @NOP 34 20 5 5 2 1 1 8 25 2 2 2 4 2 3 1
Mar 26 CLE 29 9 3 2 0 0 4 4 14 0 2 1 4 2 1 0
Mar 24 CHI 39 30 2 3 2 0 1 13 24 3 4 1 4 0 2 1
Mar 23 @CHI 32 21 3 4 0 0 0 9 17 1 1 2 5 0 3 1
Mar 20 SAC Did Not Play
Mar 19 @WAS 31 22 3 4 0 0 3 10 15 0 0 2 2 1 2 2
Mar 16 @GSW 29 16 3 4 2 0 4 7 19 2 2 0 1 0 3 0
Mar 13 @LAL Did Not Play
Mar 11 @LAC Did Not Play
Mar 9 @PHO Did Not Play
Mar 8 @DEN Did Not Play
Mar 5 DET 29 17 3 9 0 1 6 6 10 3 4 2 4 0 3 1
Mar 4 @BOS Did Not Play
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Mar 1 POR 24 17 0 3 1 0 3 6 11 4 7 1 1 0 0 0
Feb 28 MIA Did Not Play
Feb 26 ORL Did Not Play
Feb 24 @IND Did Not Play
Feb 22 TOR Did Not Play
Feb 20 @MIN Did Not Play
Feb 19 @BKN 35 26 3 6 0 0 4 12 20 1 2 1 2 2 1 1
Feb 9 WAS Did Not Play
Feb 7 DEN Did Not Play
Feb 5 MEM 35 30 9 8 1 0 2 13 27 4 6 0 3 2 7 1
Feb 4 @DET Did Not Play
Feb 2 BOS Did Not Play
Jan 31 GSW 33 20 5 4 0 0 3 10 17 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
Jan 29 PHO Did Not Play
Jan 28 @TOR 29 16 7 5 1 0 1 7 12 2 2 0 2 0 7 2
Jan 26 OKC Did Not Play
Jan 23 @CHA 35 12 4 4 0 1 1 5 21 2 2 0 1 1 3 1
Jan 22 LAC 36 27 7 3 0 0 4 10 21 4 4 3 4 2 5 2
Jan 20 UTA 30 29 1 2 0 0 2 12 22 5 5 0 2 0 1 3
Jan 18 PHI 27 20 1 4 0 0 1 9 17 1 1 1 2 0 1 0
Jan 16 @MEM Did Not Play
Jan 13 @BKN Did Not Play
Jan 12 BOS 22 9 1 3 1 0 3 3 9 2 2 1 3 1 0 2
Jan 10 MIL Did Not Play
Jan 8 @SAS Did Not Play
Jan 6 @MIA Did Not Play
Jan 5 @ATL 35 16 1 6 0 0 5 8 17 0 0 0 4 0 1 1
Jan 3 ATL Did Not Play
Jan 1 @CHI Did Not Play
Dec 29 DET Did Not Play
Dec 27 @BOS Did Not Play
Dec 26 @ATL 37 25 5 4 0 0 3 12 20 1 1 0 1 1 4 1
Dec 23 @CLE Did Not Play
Dec 21 ORL 33 8 4 5 2 0 3 3 11 1 2 1 3 1 3 1
Dec 19 CHI 21 6 2 1 0 0 2 3 10 0 1 0 2 2 0 0
Dec 18 @PHI 54 34 4 8 1 0 4 14 34 5 5 1 3 0 4 5
Dec 16 MIN 33 19 2 5 1 0 3 9 19 1 3 0 3 0 2 1
Dec 12 @POR 29 9 3 3 1 0 1 4 10 1 2 0 0 0 3 0
Dec 10 @SAC 28 11 3 2 1 0 3 5 11 0 0 1 3 0 3 0
Dec 9 @UTA 37 12 2 6 0 1 3 5 11 1 4 1 3 0 2 0
Dec 7 DAL 34 14 6 4 3 1 5 7 18 0 0 0 3 1 5 3
Dec 5 @MIL 34 19 7 5 0 0 2 8 17 0 1 3 6 0 7 2
Dec 4 BKN Did Not Play
Dec 2 PHI 37 12 2 9 0 0 2 3 17 6 8 0 2 0 2 2
Nov 29 HOU Did Not Play
Nov 27 MIA 31 10 6 5 1 1 3 4 16 0 0 2 5 1 5 1
Nov 25 @ORL Did Not Play
Nov 23 @MIA Did Not Play
Nov 21 @HOU Did Not Play
Nov 20 @OKC Did Not Play
Nov 17 CHA Did Not Play
Nov 15 NOP Did Not Play
Nov 13 CLE 35 10 1 8 1 1 3 4 14 2 2 0 2 0 1 2
Nov 11 @CHA Did Not Play
Nov 10 @TOR Did Not Play
Nov 8 LAL Did Not Play
Nov 6 MIL Did Not Play
Nov 4 @CLE Did Not Play
Nov 2 SAS Did Not Play
Oct 31 @WAS Did Not Play
Oct 29 ATL Did Not Play
Oct 28 @MIL 29 15 2 3 1 0 2 5 11 5 5 0 1 0 2 2
Derrick Rose Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Derrick Rose – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#1 Point Guard

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2.  Justin Holiday

New York Knicks

True Shooting Percentage

47.9%

True Shooting % in 2015-16

In 2015-16, Derrick Rose has a true shooting percentage of 47.9%.

Projected True Shooting % in 2015-16

There are no 2015-16 true shooting percentage stats available for Derrick Rose.

What Is True Shooting Percentage?

True shooting percentage is weighted to account for field goals, three-pointers, and free throws – FG, 3Pt, FT – which provides a measure of a player's efficiency in the whole scope of shooting.

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Derrick Rose NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 19 81 36.0 16.3 3.8 6.1 0.8 0.2 0.2 47.5 78.8 2.4 1.2 2.7 0.9 22.2 6.9 14.5 2.4 3.0
2009-10 20 78 36.0 20.3 3.7 5.9 0.7 0.3 0.2 48.9 76.6 2.7 0.8 2.9 0.8 26.7 8.4 17.2 3.2 4.2
2010-11 21 CHI 81 36.0 24.1 3.9 7.4 1.0 0.6 1.5 44.5 85.8 3.3 1.0 3.0 4.6 33.2 8.5 19.0 5.7 6.6
2011-12 22 CHI 39 36.0 22.3 3.4 8.0 0.9 0.7 1.4 43.5 81.2 3.1 0.7 2.7 4.5 31.2 7.9 18.2 5.1 6.3
2013-14 24 CHI 10 36.0 18.4 3.7 5.0 0.6 0.1 1.9 35.4 84.4 3.9 1.0 2.7 5.4 34.0 6.7 19.0 3.1 3.7
2014-15 25 CHI 51 36.0 21.3 3.8 5.9 0.8 0.4 1.8 40.5 81.3 3.8 0.8 3.0 6.4 28.0 8.0 19.6 3.6 4.4
2015-16 26 CHI 66 36.0 18.5 3.9 5.3 0.8 0.2 0.8 42.7 79.3 3.0 0.8 3.1 2.6 29.3 7.7 18.0 2.4 3.1
Preseason Projections 27 CHI 62 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Derrick Rose

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Derrick Rose NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 19 81 3000 1361 317 512 66 18 16 47.5 78.8 202 96 221 72 22.2 574 1208 197 250
2009-10 20 78 2873 1619 293 469 57 27 16 48.9 76.6 217 65 228 60 26.7 672 1373 259 338
2010-11 21 CHI 81 3026 2026 330 623 85 51 128 44.5 85.8 278 81 249 385 33.2 711 1597 476 555
2011-12 22 CHI 39 1375 852 131 307 35 28 54 43.5 81.2 119 26 105 173 31.2 302 695 194 239
2013-14 24 CHI 10 311 159 32 43 5 1 16 35.4 84.4 34 9 23 47 34.0 58 164 27 32
2014-15 25 CHI 51 1530 904 161 251 36 16 76 40.5 81.3 161 35 126 271 28.0 338 835 152 187
2015-16 26 CHI 66 2097 1080 225 311 44 14 44 42.7 79.3 175 46 179 150 29.3 447 1048 142 179
Preseason Projections 27 CHI 62 1941 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Derrick Rose

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Derrick Rose NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2008-09 19 81 37.0 51.6 48.2 25.2 9.9 2.5 17.1
2009-10 20 78 36.8 53.2 49.5 21.2 9.8 2.2 18.8
2010-11 21 CHI 81 37.4 55.0 48.5 22.7 10.1 2.2 23.1
2011-12 22 CHI 39 35.3 53.2 47.3 25.0 9.7 2.6 20.4
2013-14 24 CHI 10 31.1 44.6 40.2 16.9 13.3 1.3 9.5
2014-15 25 CHI 51 30.0 49.3 45.0 18.9 12.1 1.6 13.2
2015-16 26 CHI 66 31.8 47.9 44.8 19.3 10.9 1.8 13.0
Preseason Projections 27 CHI 62 31.3 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Derrick Rose

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Derrick Rose: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Rose will be shut down for the Bulls' final two games of the season for rest purposes, Nick Friedell of ESPN.com reports.

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Rose (elbow) recorded 12 points (5-15 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight assists, five rebounds, and one steal in 35 minutes during the Bulls' 108-92 loss to the Grizzlies on Tuesday.

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Rose (elbow) told reporters that he'll play Tuesday night against the Grizzlies, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Rose (elbow) is considered questionable to play Tuesday against the Grizzlies, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Rose (elbow) won't play in Sunday's game against the Bucks, Bulls radio play-by-play announcer Chuck Swirsky reports.

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Rose (elbow) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Bucks, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribue reports.

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Rose (elbow) won't play Saturday against the Pistons, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Rose (elbow) remains doubtful for Saturday's game against the Pistons, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Rose (elbow) is listed as doubtful for Saturday's game against the Pistons, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Rose left Thursday's game against the Rockets after aggravating an elbow injury and won't return, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Though Rose will play Thursday against the Rockets, he's still dealing with considerable pain in his elbow, KC Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Rose (elbow) will play Thursday against the Rockets, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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2015-16

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2014-15

In 10 games last season, Rose averaged 15.9 points, 3.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 0.5 steals, and 0.1 blocks in 31 minutes per game before he suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee. With just 49 games under his belt over the past three seasons, there are doubts that Rose will ever be the same player again, but even at 75 percent he's still an exceptional player who will have a major impact. With a strong supporting cast in Chicago this year, there won't be as much pressure on Rose to do everything himself. He'll especially have help offensively with the arrival of legitimate scoring threats in Pau Gasol, Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic. Rose has sworn up-and-down that he will not be changing his aggressive, slashing style of play to take the pressure off of his knees, but it won't be known for certain until we see him running the offense again. As a member of Team USA this summer, Rose did not appear limited by any lingering knee issues, though he did struggle, at times, offensively. It's tough to peg how Rose's production will be affected by some of the drastic changes this Bulls team has undergone over the past few seasons, but he's still the most important factor to his squad's success. With the type of competitor he's proven to be, he will likely stop at nothing to make sure he returns to All-Star status. Patience will be key for fantasy owners who to decide to scoop up Rose, as an adjustment period will almost certainly be required before he returns to form.

2013-14

Derrick Rose's status is the biggest question mark looming over the 2013-14 NBA season. Will he regain the form that made him league MVP in 2011? Will the ACL injury he suffered during the 2012 playoffs rob him of his explosiveness? How long will it take him to shake off the rust that must have accumulated as he sat out all of last season? According to reports, Rose is now 100 percent healthy, will be running with Chicago's starters during the preseason and has even been working on his game – adding range to his jumper and a lefty floater – during his rehab. Sounds great. Unfortunately, given the mis-information that was released by sources close to the Bulls late last season – when many expected Rose to return for the stretch drive and playoffs – it is hard to trust those pronouncements fully. Instead, it seems reasonable to expect a Rose somewhere between his stellar 2010-11 level, when he averaged 25 points, 7.7 rebounds and 4.1 boards, and his 2011-12 season, when his scoring average dropped to 21.8 and he was limited to just 39 games during the regular season due to a series of injuries. It's also worth noting that – even before the ACL tear – Rose was a step below the truly elite point guards in terms of fantasy numbers. He's never been a good three-point shooter; he doesn't generate a lot of steals; and his free-throw percentage is just ordinary.

2012-13

Rose finished up an injury-plagued 2011-12 season the worst way possible--being carried off the court with a torn ACL. The injury--suffered in the closing seconds of the Bulls' playoff opener--is expected to take 10-12 months to fully heal. As such the 2011 NBA MVP probably isn't worth a roster spot in most single-season fantasy NBA formats coming out of the draft. If your league host allows for a injury spot on the roster, it could be worth stashing him, but for any sites that do not allow you to place a player in an injury slot and pick up a replacement, the lack of production from a roster spot for the first two-to-five months of the season would be too much of a risk to take at draft time in most formats.

2011-12

Rose is the reigning NBA MVP – and deservedly so. He carried the Bulls to the NBA’s best overall record and posted stellar averages of 25.0 points, 7.7 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game, while shooting 44.5 percent from the field and making a massive leap in three-pointers made (128 last season, as compared with just 16 made threes in 2009-10.) The addition of an outside shot makes Rose a much more valuable commodity than in his first two seasons, when he was really just a points/assists player. It seems fair to expect continued improvement from Rose in all phases of the game; when the 2011-12 season tips off, he’ll be just 23 years old. That said, it’s also worth noting that a large part of his MVP candidacy was based on the fact that he carried the Bulls through extended periods when Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah were unavailable. And during the playoffs, Miami was able to neutralize Chicago’s attack by putting LeBron James on Rose; none of the other Bulls were able to step up and make key plays. It wouldn’t be shocking if Rose is unable to duplicate last year’s MVP numbers in 2011-12, simply because his team may look for more balance.

2010-11

By any reasonable standard, Rose has already emerged as one of the top point guards in the game, having led the Bulls to the playoffs and given the Celtics fits more or less single-handedly. Any reasonable standard, that is, but fantasy basketball, where Rose is strictly a middle-tier option. The reason is simple: though Rose is one of the best scorers in the league at his position, and though he's able to dish out seven or eight assists on any given night, in every other roto category, at this stage of his career, he's basically an average-or-below player. Of course, that might not always be the case – this year, Rose may have an opportunity to produce in other categories, simply because his Bulls will be the deepest they've been since the last Michael Jordan championship squad. The addition of Carlos Boozer – giving Rose a clear "option 1a" in the offense and a top-flight pick-and-roll partner – is particularly significant, as Boozer will eliminate some of the "I have to take the big shots" pressure off Rose, and could allow him to expand his game.

2009-10

Rookies aren’t usually ideal options for fantasy teams, but last year’s first-overall selection, Chicago’s Derrick Rose, proved to be the exception. Rose launched his NBA career in high style, averaging 16.8 points, 6.3 assists, 3.9 boards and .475 shooting from the floor on the way to a near-unanimous Rookie of the Year selection. He then flashed his considerable potential by torching the Celtics for 36 points and 11 dimes in Game 1 of the playoffs. After that debut, Rose seems well on his way toward joining the company of Chris Paul and Deron Williams as the truly elite young point guards in the game. And there’s significant room for improvement. Rose’s outside shot is spotty at best – he made just 16 threes on the season, hitting on just over 20 percent of his attempts. His defense could use some work – you’d like to him average more than one steal per game. And you’d like to see him get to the line a little more – 250 free throw attempts as a rookie – and convert a little better once he gets there.

2008-09

Rookie point guards in the NBA aren’t typically good bets for fantasy teams. The top overall pick in this year’s draft, Rose could be an exception to that rule, with his quickness, athleticism and scoring ability. Nonetheless, Rose might not be a full-timer off the bat as the Bulls have the luxury of veteran Kirk Hinrich who can share the job with him. That’s not an arrangement that will continue much beyond this season, but it could limit Rose’s production. What might make Rose more valuable is the Ben Gordon situation. Gordon says he’s not coming back to Chicago this year. If that’s the case, more minutes will be available in the backcourt. Rose can get to the basket, that’s for sure, but he wasn’t asked to be much of a distributor at Memphis. He’ll need to work on that end of his game as well as his outside shot.

2007-08

Rose is eager to start his Chicago Bulls career. While he wanted to be the No. 1 overall pick, what he wanted even more was to head back to his hometown, and the Bulls were happy to comply with both requests. Rose will struggle some this year, as rookie point guards are wont to do, but he'll fortunately have a good mentor in Kirk Hinrich, who will no doubt give Rose a good ribbing for losing the NCAA championship to his alma mater. Rose is capable of helping in a lot of categories this season, and is a good rebounder for his size.