Eye of the Hurricane

February 17, 2011

Derrick Rose and the Bulls

Filed under: Uncategorized — mbdavis7 @ 11:37 pm

Derrick Rose at a career high 42 points against the Spurs Thursday Night. The crowd chanted MVP at the end of the game. Do you think he should be MVP? He’s the first Bulls player to be voted to be an All-Star starter since Michael Jordan and he’s also the first Bull’s player scored 40+ points against the Spurs since Jordan.


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  1. The career-high in points he set on Thursday is impressive, especially when it comes against a team like the Spurs, who’s always been known for their defense, but I think the MVP talks will eventually cool off.
    Rose is a point guard who’s a pure scorer. I feel like a point guard has to be one of the premier distributors in the league to be deemed the most “valuable” player. Aside from that, Rose doesn’t make much of an impact on the defensive end. Just a couple of weeks ago, in a loss to Portland, Rose scored 36 points but gave up 27 to opposing point guard Andre Miller to go with his 11 assists. One, Miller dropped double what his season scoring average is, and two, Miller wasn’t even the primary scorer for the Blazers in the game as Lamarcus Aldridge dropped 42. I know it’s only one game, but I felt that served as a decent microcosm of the player he is.
    The hype Rose’s getting is similar to that of Kevin Durant last year. Durant might just be the league’s best scorer and had a tremendous breakout season (and is having another one this year), but LeBron James ultimately won the MVP, deservedly so, because he is the player with the most complete game. I have LeBron winning the MVP for the third straight season this year. Despite a minor hit to his stats playing alongside two superstars, they’re still better than Rose’s in virtually every category. And he’s doing it as the biggest villain in the league this season.
    Rose’s MVP hype will fade, and King James will win it in the end.

    Comment by davidfurones — February 20, 2011 @ 2:22 am | Reply

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