Derrick Rose has reinvented himself

In 2011, Derrick Rose became the youngest MVP in the history of the NBA. Seven years later, he was released from Utah Jazz, after a short stint with Cleveland Cavaliers. Without any certainty regarding his future in the professional league, Rose started to train by himself and after what seemed to be an eternity for him, he signed with Minnesota Timberwolves.

It was under Tom Thibodeau command that Derrick Rose started to show flashes of his own self, but this season he’s taken it to a whole new level. The 30-year old player is currently averaging 18.5 PPG, 4.6 APG, 2.8 RPG while leading the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 15-18 record. What is more impressive is that Derrick Rose is shooting 46.9% from behind the three-point line. This is so surprising because initially, Rose was a very athletic basketball player who liked to get inside the paint and get the points through traffic. That style of playing has given Rose as much success as it gave him pain. But the game has changed and Derrick Rose managed to adapt very well in the last year as he became this great three-point shooter.

Some of Derrick Rose’s best performances this year were: 50-point game at home against Utah Jazz, 33 points and 7 assists against Detroit Pistons, and 28 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists at Dallas Mavericks. Rose declared that his goal for this season is to become the Sixth Man of the Year and he is not far from achieving his objective. His contra candidate, Lou Williams, came publicly and sent a message to Derrick Rose, telling him to take his mind from this prize, but since then Rose has become better and better.

Of course, the season is long and everything could happen, but I think that every NBA fan is happy for Derrick Rose and is eager to see what happens next in his career.

David Istrate,

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