Derrick Rose has made the jump from All-Star to Superstar this season, but just how far can his talents take him?
“He can be the best,” Bulls’ guard Kyle Korver told Jason Goff on 670 The Score. “For sure best point guard, one of the best players [in the NBA]. I mean there’s a lot of really good players in the league, but he has such an athletic ability.”
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Those who have followed Rose’s entire professional career, have seen the third-year point guard make tremendous strides from year-to-year. However, those people like Korver, who weren’t able to watch Rose every night, might find his performance this year surprising.
“I knew he was good when I came here,” Korver said. “I didn’t know he was this good, I know he got a lot better this summer too. But he’s only like 21, 22-years old, so he has a lot of years ahead of him.”
Rose’s development to this point has been beyond the learning curve that many expected from him. He’s started to gain national attention and turn heads around the league. But it appears as if this isn’t a resting point for Rose, it’s just the next step.
“He’s going to keep on getting smarter, and being able to manage the team better, manage the clock better,” Korver said. “But he has all the tools. His shot is right there now. He added a three-point shot to all the tools that he already has, he’s really tough to guard.”