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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Is This Derrick Rose's Moment?

Greatness is about domination and control. A great player is not perfect. He does not make every shot or make perfect decisions--but when the outcome is in the balance, a great player takes control somehow, someway. If his shot is off, then he controls the boards or plays tough defense. If he has not done much in the first three quarters then he owns the fourth quarter when the game is on the line.

The Chicago Bulls are a good team even without Derrick Rose; they have several good players plus a good coach. However, the Chicago Bulls have the potential to be great when Rose is healthy and anywhere close to his peak form. Rose and the Bulls currently enjoy a 2-1 lead against LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers.

This week at The Roar, I explain why Rose's impact cannot be fully understood just by looking at his individual statistics:

Is This Derrick Rose's Moment?

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posted by David Friedman @ 4:12 PM



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