Thursday, January 27, 2011

Derrick Rose Might Be The NBA MVP, But Has Yet To Be "Elite"....


In an attempt to move on from the Jay Cutler hysteria the last four days have given us, I will begin by stating to my reading is time to move on. We as a city need to realize that football season is over, and we need to look toward our other teams in the city to provide us with our sports commentary for the next few months. That is until we can start debating who hits in the six hole for the Cubs and are the White Sox truly "all in" as they have stated on their billboards around town.

If you did not know the Chicago Bulls are sitting pretty as the third best team in the Eastern Conference. Only trailing the likes of the Boston Celtics and the big three down in Miami, the Chicago Bulls who have only played a small number of games at full strength have somehow found a way to win 31 of their first 45 games. If you are searching for a reason why the Bulls are fairing so well this season with injuries to Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah, you do not need to look any further than Derrick Rose. The number one overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft this season has developed leaps and bounds much faster than expected, and has the country debating Rose for the NBA MVP award.

Now while the MVP race is still so far away with only a little over half the season done and gone with, Derrick Rose has proven without a shadow of a doubt that the Bulls made the right choice in picking him over standout forward Michael Beasley from Kansas State in the 2008 NBA Draft. However with half the season over and possibly being named the first starting Chicago Bull to play on a All Star team since Michael Jordan, there is one label that Rose still has yet to achieve.

All Star = Check

MVP = Maybe

Elite Point Guard = No


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