Look out, NBA. Derrick Rose’s jumper is much-improved and it’s ripping nets in a city near you. That early-season ankle issue seems like years ago and Rose is attacking the basket as well as any point guard in the league. But now he has added a pull-up jumper to his repertoire. Which leads to the age-old question: How ya want it? Rose can now slay you with multiple weapons.
Rose is becoming a killer in the Dwyane Wade mold. He’s shooting the J with precision and is knocking down pull-up jumpers, leaving defenders twisted ankles. If LeBron and Wade are watching Sportscenter recently, they might be scratching their chins wondering if Chicago is indeed the best place to go to win rings for the next decade.
Last night Rose shot 13-23 (57%) from the floor and doled out 6 assists with no turnovers. Not bad for a guy that was dealing with flu symptoms throughout the day. In January Rose is shooting 51% from the floor and averaging 23.3/4.5/6.5.
He’s knocking down big shots and getting to the basket at will, just like Wade does. One more thing: Rose is just 21 years old. That’s insane. So LeBron can go to the Knicks and DWade can stay in Miami, but they’ll end up wishing they came to Chicago to play with Rose.
Highlights from the Spurs game: