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NBA Barometer: Rosy Return

Shannon McKeown

Shannon McKeown

Shannon McKeown is the VP of Advertising Sales and Basketball Editor for Rotowire.com. He's a two-time FSWA finalist for Fantasy Basketball writer of the year. He also covers the Pistons and Tigers for the site.

Rosy Return

There's no doubting Derrick Rose's return to the hardwood has been impressive this preseason.

After a brief scare with knee soreness earlier this month, Rose has returned to look as good, if not better, than he was pre-surgery. Over his past four preseason games, Rose has averaged 26.0 points, 5.3 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 2.8 three-pointers, which would be a huge increase from his previous career-high 1.6 treys per game set during his MVP campaign in 2010-11. He's also getting to the charity stripe at an alarming rate over that stretch, amassing 44 attempts and knocking them down at an 89-percent clip.

First, we should establish that Rose was an elite player in real life prior to his injury, and by all accounts, he should return to that level this season. Yes, he's a legitimate MVP candidate and one of the most exciting players in the league. But is Rose an elite fantasy option?

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