MVP Candidates – Derrick Rose

Posted by By at 31 March, at 00 : 47 AM Print

Not since the days of the Michael Jordan led Bulls have basketball fans in Chicago been so excited. For years, they have seen their beloved Bulls fail year after to make it back to the promise land…The NBA Finals.

In 2008, that all changed. With the drop of a ping pong ball, The Bulls got the 1st overall pick in the NBA Draft and selected Derrick Rose. Rose made an immediate impact on the Bulls as he earned Rookie of the Year honours and was named to the All-Rookie team. It was clear that they had found themselves and stud that will lead them for years to come.

Last season, Rose became an All-Star for the first time as he led the Bulls back to prominence and some much deserved respectability. Averaging nearly 21 points per game and 6 assists per contest, Rose brought the spotlight back to the windy city and showed a further glimpse into the player he was going to become.

Entering this year, expectations were extremely high as The Bulls drastically changed their roster with the addition of Carlos Boozer, Kyle Korver, C.J. Watson and Ronnie Brewer.  With a re-vamped lineup the Bulls knew that they were poised for a serious run and hoped to make it out of the 1st round of the Playoffs, something they were unable to do the prior 2 season.

No one expected Derrick Rose to become the player he is today.  After 2 solid seasons to start his career, everyone knew he was great and had the talent to be a leader on the court.  What no one apparently knew was just how amazing he could be.  Derrick Rose is tearing up the league this season.  With averages of 25 points per game and 8 assists he is shredding the competition with his lightning quick speed and his ability to score at will whenever the Bulls need a bucket.  He has exemplified the term “Leader” this year.  He not only leads the Bulls statistically on the court, but is leading off as well.  He has led a seemingly brand new group of players and molded a team together to play as one.  He has become a vocal character in and out of the dressing room and his hard work, dedication and play has no gone un-warranted.  Fans can be heard chanting M V P on a nightly basis, not only in his home town of Chicago but even some times on the road.  In a game on March 22 versus the Atlanta Hawks, a night where Rose put up 30 points and 10 assists fans were chanting  MVP throughout the game.  If this isn’t proof enough that he truly is MVP material, then how much further must one look?

As the Playoffs approach in less then 10 games, Rose and his Chicago Bulls are seemingly unbeatbale.  They have only lost 4 times since the All-Star break and sit atop most Power Rankings as the team to beat in the league. 

Without Derrick Rose handling the point and leading them game-in and game-out, The Bulls would most likely still be a Playoff team in the Eastern Conference.  What they wouldn’t be however, is a team that is considered one of the favourites to win the NBA Title this year.  His scoring ability is virtually unstoppable,  his defence is far better then when he came into the league and more importantly for The Bulls franchise he is leading them as they sit in 1st place in the East both on the court and off.

Derrick Rose appears to be among many the consensus choice for NBA MVP this year, and after looking deeper into the season he is having it’s kind of difficult to see any argument against it.  In only his 3rd year in the league, Rose is proving that  he is no fluke and him being drafted 1st overall was no bust.  He clearly has his sights set on the NBA Finals and will stop at nothing and for no man as he slices and dices his way, which is why Derrick Rose is a serious candidate for NBA MVP.

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  1. Christensen Servas, 10 years ago Reply

    I predicted DRose to become a great player on the NBA discussion board and here he is.
    If Rudy Gay plays for a bettr team and a coach who can respect his abilities he will be great as well.
    Christensen Servas- creator of the base offense concept, the tertiary transition and the magnet motion offense system.

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