Rose Ready To Lead Windy City Revival

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS – Not that we needed any co-signers for the Derrick Rose-4-MVP campaign this season, but when Michael Jordan endorses a candidate … do you need anything else?

The Bobcats owner witnessed the movement first hand last night, with Rose and the Bulls pounding Jordan’s bunch in a 101-84 win in Charlotte.

Jordan declared Rose the “MVP of the season.” And then added, “He deserves it. He’s playing that well. And if he doesn’t get it, you’ll see how I felt a lot of years.”

This came hours after Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf made a declaration of his own, telling the Chicago Sun-Times, “We have an outstanding coach, an outstanding bunch of players, the team is deep, and if we stay healthy, we have an awfully good chance of winning at least four championships.”

When you already have six fingers covered, courtesy of Jordan, Scottie Pippen and the Bulls of the 1990s, you know of what you speak. But Rose isn’t shrinking from the hype. The hometown kid is the unquestioned leader of the Windy City Revival. The fact that he’s embraced the role is what’s most impressive and also most remarkable for a player that before this season seemed interested in anything but trying to fill the gigantic void left by Jordan.

“I wish, man,” Rose told the Sun-Times when informed of Jordan’s endorsement. “‘It’s a great that he said that. It’s an honor. We’re just trying to keep winning. The award will come if we keep winning. We’re trying to play hard and play together. We just have to keep playing aggressive, and play with an edge.”

They’ll have to keep that edge if Carlos Boozer‘s latest injury is as serious as it looked last night.

Boozer limped off the floor after injuring his left ankle. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said the X-rays were negative and he didn’t want to speculate about what kind of time Boozer might miss. You can understand his reluctance after Boozer missed the first 15 games of the season with that broken right hand and then center Joakim Noah missed 30 games with a torn ligament in his right thumb.

Boozer had a bad landing on a dunk attempt with the Bulls up 17 when Kwame Brown hacked him and received a flagrant foul.

“It’s too early,” Thibodeau told the Sun-Times. “We’ll just have to wait and see tomorrow what type of swelling he has. It’s his left ankle. He came down pretty hard. I’m hoping it’s just his ankle.”

If Rose keeps it up, it might not matter. One of the reasons he’s the frontrunner for MVP is because of the work he’s done without Boozer and/or Noah around to help him tote some of the load.

“I think the sky’s the limit for us right now,” Rose told ESPNChicago.com. “I think everybody in this locker room, they want to win a championship. They’re winners.

“Who’s to say that we can’t win it this year?”

We have no reason to doubt Rose on that one. Anything can happen in the playoffs. And the Bulls have already shown that they are capable of competing with the league’s other title-contenders.

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  3. lior levin says:

    i really dont see the nba so much cause its early in the morning but when i do and i see the bulls i really see alot of how he plays really i saw that same playing in scotte pippen good job derik hope u get the nba mvp

  4. All you geeks says:

    oh and stop nit picking each others bloody spelling mistakes. noone gives a flying crap

  5. All you geeks says:

    You are all fkn geeks. Simply geeks arguing with other geeks as if they know crap about basketball.

  6. Pointguard40 says:

    Drose is an absolute killer in crunch time. The guy consistently makes plays for his team in the 4th quarter to win games. They are well coached, and they have good role players, but rose elevates them all. Without rose, this is a stagnant offensive team. Boozer and Noah have missed significant time this year, and the bulls are still fighting for first in the east. Drose is the MVP. He’s the engine that makes Chicago go.

  7. Chitoe says:

    jeez

  8. drick says:

    hey guyz……don’t you remember that DWade is the 2006 NBA finals MVP……without CBosh and LJames

  9. Juan says:

    bballwiz: Just admit you have a crush on D. Rose and his “nice stat line.”

  10. Juan says:

    dDale: Do you think you are a better judge than Michael Jordan, Greg Popavich, and a host of other more qualified experts in the NBA family? You either have an inferiority complex or erectile dysfunction. Visit a psychiatrist or have your doctor prescribe some Viagra.

  11. PBF Chris says:

    Everyone is entitled to his/her own opinion. Even though I respect the reasons from some comments saying that D-Rose is overrated, I just can NOT accept the fact that arguments as to why D-Rose is the most deserving of the MVP award this year falls into deaf ears.

    They say CP3 and D-Will is still better than D-Rose and only lost because the Bulls caught their team on a bad night? This might be true but always remember that Defense has NO off night. Why did D-Rose dominate them in most of the stats? The answer? They can’t guard D-Rose. NO ONE CAN FOR THE WHOLE GAME. NOT EVEN LEBRON.

    Who is the best point guard? At this point of the season, it’s still debatable. But you’re just fooling yourself if you don’t consider Rose as one of the Top 3. D-Rose is more of an offensive P.Guard than a passer so you can’t blame him if his scoring ability outshines his assists. If you’re saying Rose doesn’t know how to pass then you’re blind. He’s averaging around 6 to 7 assists per game. Why R-Rondo has more assists? Because all he needs to do most of the time is pass. He has three HOF in his team so you go do the math.

    Why is D-Rose the best P.Guard? It’s not just the stats, its how good his game fits into the Bulls’ system and how much their WINning because of it (We’ll I guess it’s safe to say that the Bulls’ system is designed around D-Rose’s game).

    Does D-Rose deserve to be this year’s MVP? Michael Jordan thinks so, who are we to disagree?

    PBF – Pinoy Bulls Fan

  12. mike says:

    whoever says D-rose is overated does not know anything about basketball. He is a better defender than people give him credit for, he has improved his shooting and leadership skills. He has played the best basketball this year and he deserve to be the MVP

  13. person says:

    First of all, rose should be mvp. Second, 44% + $46%= 90%, do your math. Also, i agree he needs more experience in being point guard. He scores well, but needs some more knowledge of his position.

  14. Max Wohlman says:

    Derrick Rose is definetly the MVP of the season no doubt about it. Last Season the Bulls sat at 41-41, this season Rose has upped his game and already led his team ahead of their wins from last year. He plays defense unlike some other Super stars, and is humble like no other. He is the most explosive player in the NBA and is virtually unguardable. He has played half the season with Boozer and or Noah out of the lineup which left him playing with who? Luol Deng, Taj Gibson, Kieth Bogans, Kurt Thomas. Those 4 players are mediocre at best but he still managed to lead his team to 2nd in the East. He is also very clutch unlike Lebron ” King” James which is what seperates them. So all the haterz D-Rose is MVP.

    • Pointguard40 says:

      I’m upset that I missed your comment when scrolling down. I couldve just typed “I agree” right here and save myself a paragraph lol

  15. Evan says:

    All you people saying Rose is overrated must only watch highlights where they barely show the Bulls at all. Also most of you probably have never played organized basketball at even a high school level, because if you did and did not just warm the bench you would know why he is MVP this season. If Rose got Kobe and Lebron calls he would be that much more of a MVP, he gets no calls, watch games with an unbiased view. Basketball gods save us ALL!!!!!!!!

  16. lskds says:

    you guys keeps complaining about Ddale’s & bballwiz’s spelling and grammar but i see almost everyone spelling and grammar mistakes

  17. lskds says:

    MJ may be greatest player but that doesn’t mean what ever he says is right, if it is then his team should be better than that

  18. lskds says:

    MJ MJ MJ MJ how come his team’s not winning

  19. drick says:

    HEAT is the best and either Wade and LeBron is the MVP

  20. ChiFan says:

    You wanna talk about overrated PG’s, look at CP3 and D-Will, both of their teams won’t even make the playoffs and what have they done this season, when you wanna talk about good PG’s talk about Rose and Rondo, those two know how to run an offense.

  21. Robert Dobson says:

    i have read a great deal of the comments about who should be getting the MVP of the league, i agreed Rose should be given the MVP, for all those who say he’s not the best at his position, could be right . but it’s not about who is the best player in the league , the award is about who had the greatest season, for there team not necessary the best player in the league . which other player have the impact , yes the coach system make a difference but the players , have to go out there and do the job, without Rose the bull would be average, team maybe fighting for a 8place now they are in 2nd in the east…… Rondo a good point guard but without the depth of the celtic , he wouldn’t look good , he’s not a good shooter …

  22. Recyclops says:

    You know what I thought was cool. At the start of this season D-Rose said that “Why can’t I be MVP” and now he’s the leading candidate. It’s almost as if Derrick can predict…the future. Now all he has to say is that he’s going to win a championship, that would be sweet. BULLS!

  23. m.mccoy says:

    4 u people who think d.r is overrated u people must b livivn on a another planet,me myself from chicago i didnt think tha man would b sh@#$!!!!!but boi did he prove me and everybody else wrong who doubt him giv tha man props tha man is truly gettin it in 44% shootin and he has developed a nice lil jump shot and is not greedy he feeds all his teamates if their hungry on tha court especially when boozer and noah were out so tha hell wit u people talkin bout d.r keepin it real mvp d.r. hands off and get off tha man!!!!!!!!!!keep doin u baby boi u representin us real nice, and im predictin bulls in seven against in western team 4chaampionship!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!p.s my bad and tha d-fence

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  24. JB says:

    dDale you are obviously not watching the Bulls. Stats are the least of Rose contribution, he is a major part of almost every play, breaking down the defense and distributing the ball. He doesn’t always get an assist as the ball may have to be moved several times for the best possible shot, however it is usually his dynamic play that causes the defense to respond with double and triple teams thus creating an opening. Regardless of his stats however, there isn’t a single player on a winning team that does more for his team than Rose does and history says that’s what determines MVP, not being the best player (Ask Kobe and Nash). Surely there are cases to be made for several others in the MVP race but the only true competition that Rose has is Dirk. Except for Howard who’s can’t compete because of his team’s standing, all other candidates have other stars or super stars around them playing at a high level therefore they don’t and aren’t required to do as much for their teams. In fact, of the top four teams in each conference, the bull would be the worse (on paper) if you remove their MVP Candidate. So is he over rated? By no means, being the top MVP candidate does not promote one to a higher rating than is deserves, the top MVP candidate is earned based on ones value to his team coupled with the team’s standing and if one evaluates those criteria, Rose should most definitely be the league’s MVP, at least to date.

  25. Castro6438 says:

    LOL at this goofballs that think D.Rose is overrated, ya’ll trippin to hard!!!!!!!!!

  26. i_will. says:

    I m a lakers fan , but I m really amazed by the way D-rose is playing….Man he is really delivering , I think without any doubt that he is this season’s MVP and he really deserves it , by the fact I think this year’s playoffs are really unpredictable,specially in the eastern conference ,any team among boston ,chicago and miami can win and this without extending the list with orlando and new york.In the western conference, it ‘s gonna be certainly a lakers-Spurs western conf finals ,and those are gonna be really good series..May the best win….and lakers for 3peat!!!

  27. Mabs says:

    Well you can’t give it lebron even though his stats are off the chain as always… He went to miami with the thrid best overall player on the planet and chris bosh a proven all start leader in his prime.. And they are still only thrid in the east.. i mean you can say it took time to gel or whatever… but the fact is that they are complaining about haslem and millers injuires! Haslenm went undrafted and is still useless player and they are waiting for him? Like he is the missing link in thier team… That doesn’t deserve a championship or an MVP player.. It is between dwight and derrick.. but i think dwight just edges it because he is the anchor in defence and offence and without him orlando would never make the playoff… its your most vauble player award… Even if lebron died today, i hope he doesn’t, dwyane and chris would be fine in miami.. When did Adding three superstars grantune you a championship? Piston won it in a collective way, Kobe won it in a two man way with a big in o’neil and Gasol. If three superstars can’t win you a championship or make you like the best team in the league in regular season then you can’t be an MVP… Lebron is the best player in the world no dobut but its more then stats… Its being the most vauble part of your title run.

  28. FACE THE FACTS says:

    My analysis so far:

    Criteria:

    1. MVP:
    …means Most Valuable Player. Literally it should be more about the MVP of a team then skills and showmanship. Leadership and gamewinners also of advantage!

    2. STATS:
    STATS ARE IMPORTANT!!! Its a material world. If you have 10ppg like Rondo it wont work. Except you have 20rpg and 20ast. One should have at least +20ppg and +7something else to be considered. Effciency is also a good stat…

    3. TEAM:
    You should be on a winning Team! If your at the bottom, none really cares if you have 40ppg and 15rpg…your teammates could be just cr..! And to be more direct ive chosen the first 4 of each Conference. Everyone wants a WINNER! It should be an amazing season or not? If you just made the playoffs its hard to be accountable….
    Also if you are on a starstudded team(2+ Allstars). Teams like SAS, BOS or MIA are hard to count as they might have multiple “MVPs” but Im gonna take them into my calculation anyway.

    My List:

    SAS: -they have 3 players at a similar level

    BOS: -same, lot of Allstars

    LAL: -Kobe; not the best stats and even without him LA is just a too good team(incl. Phil)

    MIA: -Lebron; is a candidate. Has the best numbers. And nice to watch. But is on an All-star team…without him they’d still be ok.
    -Dwade; …is not the MVP of his team…

    OKC: -KD; potentially but not the only allstar with big numbers on his team

    ORL: -D12; his best season so far but for a center could have more points. If you compare with some seasons of Chamberlain or Olajuwon…also surrounded by a LOT of good players and they could win a bit more

    DIRK NOWITZKY and DERRICK ROSE are the ‘purest’ candidates! Both on the 2nd best team in their conference(behind teams with no standout player this season) and really MVPs of their teams(as proven this season).

    Simple mathematics!

    Lets calculate on April 13 again…

  29. Miguel Melo says:

    I think Rose is the best PG in the league right now. The way he carries the bulls with is leadership is truly amazing. Then, the way he attacks the basket OMG!!! He is a complete package, on defense and on offense. I am truly amazed with is constant evolution playing the game.
    MVP this year, no question in my mind

  30. Galen says:

    There are a few things I think should be required of an MVP. One, an MVP should be a closer, the guy you want to have the ball in his hands at the end of a tight game. Two, an MVP should be a team player, a guy that improves his team by putting up numbers and by making those around him better. Three, an MVP should be consistent, a guy that night in and night out performs at a high level. Four, an MVP should buy into the system, a guy that takes what his coach has implemented and runs with it and succeeds with it! This means seeing weakness and working hard to improve those weaknesses.
    Rose has done all these things. He consistently puts up big numbers in big games and answers the challenge down the stretch in tight games. You can talk shooting percentage all you want, but the fact is he makes the shots that he has to. He has helped talented young team members like Noah, Gibson, and Asik get better while also reviving the careers of guys like Thomas and Deng. Most importantly Rose has worked his butt off in the offseason to make himself into an MVP caliber player. He bought into Thibadeau’s system and realized that in order to succeed in the system he would need to improve the weaknesses in his game, namely jump shots and defense. He still has work to do in those areas, but he has realized that and works to improve his game and SHOWS that improvement every time he steps on the court.
    I do not see a better option for MVP than Derrick Rose.

  31. milescat says:

    i believe Rose should be the MVP…… i don’t think Bulls will be on top 3 of the Eastern Conference or on the top 5 overall without Derrick Rose…. Derrick Rose gives a lot of mismatches on the point guard position….. He has improve a lot on his three point shooting… Improves his assist even more… Definitely without Rose, Bulls will not be a contender…. ROSE for MVP…

  32. NBAFAN says:

    One last comment. I find it interresting that people critisize him for scorring to much for a point guard. Then later they say that he has not dropped 40 on a team like lebron.

  33. NBAFAN says:

    My nomination for the stupid comment of the year! The anouncer that claimed that Dirk was great because Dallas shot a higher foul percentage when he was playing.

  34. NBAFAN says:

    Let’s stop including Dirk in the MVP discussion. Do you really think a team who’s best player is a ‘Big’ that plays 20 feet from the basket will ever win anything? By the way, his ‘fall away’ junper usually leaves him 25 feet from the hoop.

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  36. RhettD says:

    Rose is a beast, kid plays some amazing fundamental style ball. He’s not flashy, he’s consistent and does well in the clutch. He is the biggest factor for Chicago’s success, but he is not the biggest factor for any team, which is what it takes to be MVP. Rose is arguably the best pg in the game (in my opinion Rondo does more for is team, especially the intangibles), and he is in the top 10, no doubt but he has a long way to come to be the best on the floor every night. He is usually humble and that’s good, but going out and saying he “should” be MVP in 2011, at the start of the season was a bad/unprofessional move. He lost my vote right there. MJ endorsed it…MJ also said Kwame Brown would be the next player on his level, see how that has turned out. MJ is the greatest ever, but his word isn’t gospel. And hello? MJs legacy is in Chicago, can you say biased? Lets get to the facts, Rose doesn’t have the stat line of LeBron, and Rose plays for a team that is still capable of winning if he goes down. KD does more for his team than Rose and without KD, OKC would lose almost every night, LeBron does more for his team than Rose, Rondo does more, etc etc etc. The list goes on. I’m not saying that Rose isn’t great, but he shouldn’t be in the MVP discussion yet, maybe next year if he can prove himself in the playoff. He needs to show that he can post up 40 ppg in the playoffs (LeBron, Kobe, etc) while still supporting his team as others do. Rose may win MVP this year, but he doesn’t deserve it this year. He needs to learn some things, but he is definitely on the rise. I am a Heat fan, I am a LeBron fan, but honestly LeBron deserves it this year. The decision was ugly, his behavior in the past has been less than humble or professional, but no one does what he does every night. He is what almost every sports analyst has called him, the greatest basketball player in the world. Maybe Rose will take over in years to come, but not this year, Rose just isn’t playing at that level yet. The Heat proved what we all knew they were capable of (even if you didn’t want to admit it), that they could take out a top team (The Lakers who had been on a solid roll). People want to over scrutinize The Heat, but it will be a repeat of 06. For those who don’t know The Heat lost to just about every top team in 06, and lost to those teams consistently, but when those games really mattered in the playoffs The Heat won. It’s going to happen again, and whether you think the Lakers are going to make it to the Finals based on skill or “big market league rigging”, they will and they’ll get destroyed by The Heat who clearly have their number…and why do the Heat have the defending champs number? LeBron, who as always invents ways to get to the cup, finds the open man, and fights for every possession and now we see a successful late game strategy for him that works…well. And being your teams key to consistently beat the defending champs, that alone is worthy of the MVP vote, not to mention his ridiculous (as it has been for years) stat line, and everything else he does for his team from intangibles to leadership on the floor to his even more ridiculous post season stats.

  37. Danny says:

    I think D-Rose needs SERIOUS consideration for MVP, and as of now I’d say he tops the list. If the Bulls end up getting the 1 seed then he should get it for sure. I think Lebron got eliminated from the conversation when the Heat got swept by the Bulls. It’s hard to pick Lebron over D-Rose when he hasn’t won a game against him. I’d say the other two in the conversation have to be Kobe and D-Howard. Kobe is the only one I can really see maybe stealing it from Rose. Kobe is playing great right now, and if he can somehow bring the Lakers past the Spurs in the standings then maybe he wins it.

    Some people have posted that guys like Nash, DWIll, CP3, Rondo have better “true point guard” skills than Rose. Maybe true… but… um… WHO CARES?! Rose is only in his 3rd year, and with the work ethic he’s shown, the “pg skills” will come soon I’m sure. And Rose is still doing a great job distributing, averaging over 8 assists/gm, and who would you pick on your team? I mean, fast don’t lie, and I think some of you guys don’t appreciate how difficult it is to finish at the rim like D-Rose does. It’s all about his strength and ability around the rim. That combined with the improved jumper makes him virtually unstoppable. And I’ll take Rose over Rondo any day. Rondo is a great floor general, but you can’t seriously put him MVP conversations until he learns to hit a jump shot. It’s looking like D-Rose this year. TOO BIG TOO FAST TOO STRONG TOO GOOD!

    Concerning the “hype” over Rose: It’s nothing compared to the ridiculous hype the Heat have been getting since the summer. Media has been all Heat 24/7 for the past year and overlooking D-Rose and the Bulls. The Bulls and D-Rose are finally getting some hype now, and they deserve it. Go Bulls and DRose for MVP!

  38. MyOpinion26 says:

    Dwight Howard should be MVP. Period. Rose is a great player.. in fact he’s my favorite Point Guard.. but just as the stats show.. Howard should be MVP. HOWARD SHOULD BE MVP.

  39. Darquan21 says:

    D-Rose MVP dont make me laugh Thats King James An the soon to be champs Miami Heat Come On Really!!!

  40. dgills says:

    derek rose is not overrated….hes improve in everything (free throws, outside shooting and midrange shooting……and he does not have good scorers or hall of famers…..surrounding him as a supporting cast….like rojon rondo… RONDO has future HOF to past it too dat can create shots on there on…who does drose have….(loul den ), carlo boozer, noah…etc…noah more of a defendsive player..and loul deng doesnt show up everynight and therestill beating all the elite teams…….rondo couldnt make a open jump shot if his life depended on it…hes not even a good free throw shooter….(drose 85%)….you put any average point guard around 4 HOF there going to look good too a d the cetics are still a contender without rondo the bulls are barley a 500 team without rose hes the only one that can create his own shot for the bulls…and i dont codsider 10 points and 12 assist a double double….more like 20 and 10….on a nightly basis…..drose is a great young player hes tough(southside chicago hood)…and cannot be guared in the nba….and lebron to me has talent but he will never be up there with kobe or mike…..he has no mid rang game..doesnt move well without the ball and is a poor shooter..no mid rang game and doesnt have that killer instint like kobe or mike has and drose has too………also drose killed every pointguard he face this year ..cp3…dwill..tony parker…..etc..rondo sucks and lebron and wade are too freakin cocky

  41. Professor says:

    This is not the time for Drose to become MVP, his stat is not as good as Lebron James, even if michcael jordan endorsed Drose for MVP, i think thats not a good idea, mj is my idol but this time i will never agree to him, he is a good player but he need to learn more, think about it.. the best choice for the MVP is Still LeBron James, the way he play, that is a true MVP, and his stat is so amazing.. he Deserved to be an MVP again, there’s no question about it..

  42. LenHard says:

    D. Rose really deserves it this year but why you people kept on hating lebron??? hating miami?? im not a heat fan but i can say most of the miami haters are just scared when the heat finally plays the right kind of basketball they are capable of playing.. We might witness that in the playoffs.. but still im a bulls fan.. just got a weird feeling about miami’s real game will be unleash on the playoffs.. But D.rose is the mvp this season and coach T. is the coach of the year..

  43. juice says:

    MVP isn’t about numbers, it’s about winning and how much you contribute to that winning. The bulls are garbage withouth Rose and a top 5 team with him. It’s that simple. Rose, Pierce, Kobe, Dirk (no LaBron/D-Wade because the team is overstacked, and no spur becuase no one player contributes enough) take your pick, cast your vote

  44. Something Serious says:

    44% from the field. That’s damn good. Jordan shot 50% from the field his entire career. Hello that’s 6% under that. And if his Airness says that Rose is the MVP, then who the hell else needs confirmation. Rose should be the MVP this season and no one else. Yes, it is a team effort and the Bulls have great defense, I’ll say their defense is almost as good as the Spurs and the Celtics. I’m definitely not saying that they’re going to win any championships but Rose will be in the Hall of Fame at the end of his career. With Lebron and Bosh’s cheating asses, the Heat will be crowding the championship lane. I’m rooting for the Bulls, and yes they’ve beaten the Heat 3 times in a row, but I’ll have to see them beat the Heat in the playoffs, and I know the Bulls will give them a run for their money. Shoot, I would love to see Rose take them to the Finals, but I’m not sure it will happen. The Celtics, The Heat, and Orlando are some beastly squads, and man, everybody on the Bulls team will have to play a damn near perfect game to beat them dudes. But honestly, all in all, I’m glad people are finally recognizing how great of a player D-Rose is. He’s a winner. He’s been since high school and college and I hope that he wins one championship in the NBA, especially after beating the 3 Stooges down in Miami.

  45. CHICAGOALLDAY says:

    People really don’t like to see others doing good. It’s no surprise we have many Rose nay-sayers this year.
    Truth is, he is playing at MVP level. If he wins, then what will you say?
    Even Jordan had his fair share of haters.…

  46. kevin says:

    well derrick rose was under-rated few years back .. but now he is rapidly gaining recognition in the league. I don’t see how he could be over-rated? and i mean 44% from the field? may not be that much but the team keeps on winning … and binging the leader of the team ..he has done wonderful job with that ..it’s a total BS if you say that he doesn’t deserve the MVP title .. i would say defense is not that powerful nor weak but once he guide the team in the playoffs .. i could say they will be a championship contender.

    derrick rose for MVP!!!!

  47. Bballfan says:

    The award is for the most valuable player, the award doesn’t always go to the player with the best stats. The award goes to the player who is most vital to his team. If you took lebron out of miami would they still have a winning record and be competitive? I would say with players like Bosh and Wade that yes they would still be a top team so you can say he is the most valuable player. Sure their record probably wouldn’t be as good, but they would still be a competitive team. Whereas if you look at Chicago do you think they would have a 45-18 record if they didn’t have Rose. It’s pretty safe to say, considering the amount of time spent injured by Boozer and Noah, that Chicago would not be one of the top teams without Rose. This is why he should get the most valuable player award, because every night when he steps onto the court he gives it his all and does what is needed to make his team better.

  48. o says:

    Just a quick one. Rose is mot the best overall pg in the league. He is thee most exciting. Due to a lack of consistant scorers. He has to pile on points. Rose is a undersized sg. I think that he should get MVP no arguement, but to say that as a player in general he is better than D-Will, CP3, or Rondo.

    Rose as a pg scoring wise is avg. only 2 points more than westbrook. Defensively he isn’t even top 50 in steals he has more turnovers than Rondo in total. Assist wise at his position not even top 5. Besides excitement and scoring can you really say he is the best no.

    Rondo is a triple double waiting to happen night in night out. CP3 avg. about 10 ast. on team that really didn’t have a breakout scorer.

    A good pg is a facilitator and floor general. they bring out the best in their teams talent.

    Examples Kidd, Nash, and D-Will.

    Rose as pg is not in that class. Sorry to say anybody who can get past the fact that he can get on sport center can see as a total player at his position all around isn’t the best pg.

    He reminds of A.I. just as good of a scorer or Wade they both came in as points, but they really shooting guards at the core.

    • o says:

      My bad not as good of a scorer as Iverson was.

      • o says:

        LOL need to read before posting Rose Averages more 2 points more than westbrook, not that he is an average scorer.

    • Danny says:

      D-Rose is not a SG – he’s a PG. His decision-making may not be at the level of guys like Nash, Kidd, etc, and he turns the ball over too much, but those type of skills come with more experience, and I think he will get there. In the mean time, I’ll take 24 and 8 per night. The way he leads his team and closes games for them – this dude is a killer. He’s a point guard and if he’s not the best in the game yet he will be soon.

  49. AHardt says:

    Here’s my two cents:

    MVP stands for Most Valuable Player, which, contrary to popular belief, doesn’t mean the best overall player in the league. That would go to probably James (26/7/7), or Love (20/15/2, with how many consecutive double-doubles?). Rather it means the most VALUABLE player, which could be in any category really. D-Rose is the most valuable player for the Bulls undoubtedly, and my personal choice for MVP this year.

    Let’s step back and look at it; he’s (currently) 8th in scoring at 24.5ppg, 10th in assists with 8.1apg, and 9th in rebounds among guards with 4.3rpg. His stats in all categories, and most notably his 3-point shooting, have gone up. He’s the center-piece of his team’s offense, he’s a go-to guy, he’s the leader of his team, and is a decent defender with his speed.

    So sure, he might not be the very best player statistically or whatever, but he’s had huge improvements this year, and he’s carried his team to second in the East, over the Knicks with Amare and ‘Melo, over the Heat with Wade, Bosh, and James, over the Magic with Howard and Nelson, and over the Hawks with Horford and Johnson. The difference between him and those four teams is they have a second, third option. D-Rose has been essentially all alone out there (though Deng is playing very well), and has become the stand-out player in the league.

    • Juan says:

      Your two cents are worth a lot more than the rest of the garbage I’ve been reading on this thread.

  50. demachina says:

    that’s why nba has lost all its credit. lowering all the standard of rules and requirement results in low quality fans who thinks 44% is amazing. rose might have played really well in comparison to anyone else this season. he might have enhancing his teammates’s performance with his pasing ability. but he also contributes 3.5 to a game on his 8.1 ass avg. he scores 24ppg with 44% and that’s hardly anything efficient ( yes that’s why i never think kobe deserves to be mentioned as great or mvp as he has been showing his inability to make good shot decisions through out the whole game consistently) he is hardly a great defensive player either ( both premimeter wise or team defense wise) even with his quickness and speed.

    it is funny how everyone started to get all excited when jordan give him the ‘ yes’. jordan himself, as a player was so much more complete and flourished in all aspects of the game for so many seasons and yet he didn’t always get the mvp ( just like he said here). and if you watched the game tonight to see how wade, lebron and kobe are all struggling and making bad plays one after another you know that the standard is gone.

    what jordan said might have had secret messages within: he despises the act of the miami 3s as they are seeking the easy way to get stronger, as well as kobe bryant at the age of 32, has already gone downhill and the comparison of kobe and mj should end because it is obvious that mj was far too superior, and of course, being respectful to rose as he sticks with his own team and grows with his teammates over the years, just like what jordan did in the past.

    i am not against rose getting mvp. i am just sad that the standard has been lowered and now people think this type of performance is mvp quality.

  51. dizwhar says:

    playing 45 games without either one of their starting big man and yet hold a win-loss record of 45-18 only shows how consistent d.rose is, and how deserving he is to have the MVP award…..with all due recognition to what coach thiboddeu has done to this bulls team…they are amazing…i am a lakers fan but im routing for the bulls in the east…one other thing, you don’t have to be the best player in the league to win the MVP award…you just have to be the most VALUABLE player….theres a big difference between best and valuable…kobe is still the best…d.rose is the MVP…peace ya’ll!

  52. chiblaze507 says:

    all i got to say is derrick rose has improve alot.and to be an mvp is not only about score averaging is about how well you lead your team to victory and to me derrick rose is already doing that pretty good. he make smart desicion on passing the ball to his team mates,he has improved he’s 3 point shot,and make accurate field points. i see teams like miami and orlando having hard time containing rose at the court. they play the best defense against derrick but somehow rose always find’s a way to make the basket, it can be lebrick” d-way and bosh playing defense against rose and still rose make imposible lay ups and finger rolls over them or even fade away shots over them.lebrick has to get his mojo back and start playing like an mvp if he wanna beat rose at his own game other than that,rose is going to eat him alive on the court wich hes already doing after sweeping the heat 0-3!

  53. shinja says:

    MVP (Most VALUABLE Player) doesn’t mean you’re great at ALL stats, it simply means VALUABLE… Which simply means that player is the reason why the team is playing the way they do.

    Seeing the Bulls last 2 seasons, I’m quite impressed. First off, they took the Celtics (OK, for the one who said it, the KG-less Celtics) to 7 games with a roster that is not so-so… The next year if I’m not mistaken, gave the Cleveland Cavaliers a decent fight. And now, they are on their path to having 50+, or MAYBE 60+ games. With those, if you have seen it, DRose also gradually improves his ability, as reflected by his stats.

    Next off, when DRose had difficulties in scoring, he does not force anything, because he trusts his teammates (I just remember, at the start of the season, the Heat fans said they had a roster that can’t be beaten by anyone, now they’re pleading they don’t have the bench production… Eat some of your words Heat fans! ^_^V and admit it, a 3-man team in basketball can’t win it all). That trust also earned his teammate’s respect to him. With that, he’s a VALUABLE component of the team.

    Yes, coach Thibodeau(sorry if I misspelled it) is the reason of that defense-oriented team, but who will remind the team what to do with their sets? And who is the main player holding the ball in their sets? Its him DRose, but you will not see those monstrous scoring nights often as often as LeBron does. Why? Again, its not the ability of the bench or other teammates, but its TRUSTING YOUR TEAMMATES and most of all, EGO-LESS PLAYING. He doesn’t care of his individual stats, he cares about them WINNING GAMES, he does what he can for his team to win. That’s why most MVP of the past belongs to those players with teams having winning records.

    Now, those saying DRose is overrated, think about it. I think you just focus on watching your team…

    NOTE: I am not a fan of the new-era Bulls, I was in the Jordan-Pippen Bulls. I just watch basketball games and have them reviewed if I haven’t watched. The latest statement of Jordan saying DRose should be MVP should be more than enough proof that the media and NBA.COM is not hyping DRose…

    I’m a KOBE fan, and I admire LeBron for his athleticism, but I should say, DRose deserves the MVP award this year

  54. agjon_10 says:

    so it be it. he’s not the best pg in the league. give him a different position then because he is a better “nba player” than cp3, d-will, rondo, westbrook in my opinion.

    and besides, why would it matter if cp3 and d-will are better than rose at the pg position, why would it matter how rose passes the ball, why the hell would it matter if he’s is overrated or not. he is simply playing the game the way his coaches and teammates allows him to. and the way he plays is valued by his team because he attracts so much attention that the opposing team can’t help but to over dedicate their attention to rose. that is why is he an mvp candidate because there are just a few players in the league that attracts opposing teams attention so much like rose does.

    Get it to your heads that MVP doesn’t mean the best player in the league. Read between the lines. “most valuable player”.

  55. Celics Fan says:

    @bballwiz So I’m gonna have to assume that you can walk the walk. If your team sucks it is really not that hard to fill up the stat sheet. Just throwing that one out there

  56. Wins'n'Roses says:

    Time & time again this season, Derrick Rose has elevated his game and those around him in the 4th to seal a win. It is indisputable that he deserves to be talked about in regards to the MVP. Every Bulls fan on here and Basketball fan in general who has watched most of his games this year can confirm this. We are talking about a 22 year old here, He puts the team on his shoulders and drags them home. Even though we know he will get the ball and they know he will get it, he never allows the pressure to break him. Lakers, Spurs, Magic, Celtics, Heat & the other 20 odd teams don’t want to face the Bulls. Especially come playoffs time. Because not only are we are great defensive team and solid in all areas, we have a unstoppable player who elevates to greatness when it is required. Win it or not Derrick, it doesn’t matter. Shut them up come playoffs time and win the whole damn thing.

  57. StupidBlogger says:

    MVP trophy is such a stupid item….. NBA crown is important…… Look how bill russell of celtics gotten his respect? he aint got no mvp award… he only got plenty of crowns and rings….

  58. sangers says:

    One thing I noticed about Rose this season is that he does what is needed to win. Its not about scoring 30 points or dishing 10+ assists. If the Bulls need more points, he’s out there pushing the ball and scoring himself. If they’re ahead, he’s not hogging the ball like other superstars on other teams. He’s happy to dish it out and get everyone involved or sit out most of a 4th quarter on the bench.

  59. Florentin says:

    this comment is for Rob:
    you say that rondo could get the MVP award… a guy who averages 10 PPG deserves the MVP award… tell me you’re not serious. he distributes the ball very well, gets steals, yadda, yadda, yadda but are you freakin’ serious? MVP? durant, MVP? on a losing team? dude, you’re better off posting on blogs related to other sports like maybe cricket or badminton because either you’re a blind hater or you don’t know much about the game

  60. Paul says:

    They have been without Boozer and Noah for several games – 15 and 30.
    Did LeBron play without Bosh and Wade for 15 and 30 games? Yet the teams are virtually tied.
    LeBron cannot (and should not) be considered an MVP because he chose to join an all-star cast of epic proprortions.
    Do you see Phil Jackson getting the award many times for all those trimesters? Almost never, because people want to argue that he had an all-star cast of epic proportions . . . and they’ll be no double standard here to save LeBron a chance for the trophy.
    Rose has been the glue of the team, the go-to guy and most of all the guy every team has to worry about so also makes a great decoy for the rest of his team to prosper. And don’t underestimate his defense – he plays that role great too!
    People want to give Durant the love also – too bad, he missed a lot of games and his team is underperforming this year considering the improvement of Westbrook!
    The only guy worth considering aside from Rose is Nowitzki – the guy steamrolls his team over most of the league, gets injured for a few games and watches the team lose a few from the sidelines, then comes back and takes the team to a higher level by going on an even better run than the first 2 months (and doing this the past month WITHOUT Butler!). The man does not get the respect he deserves – period!

  61. teezey says:

    wow… MVP is the player who is most important to his team. If the bulls didnt have Rose in the line up.. would they be an elite team? honestly. no. Plus he is about to become the first player in a long time to average 24 pts and 8 assists per game. Last time it happened was jordan i think. btw 3 pts shooting is not a skill that is needed to be PG. So stop saying d-will has better 3 pointers.

  62. Mark M says:

    I understand why others think rose is overrated, but I think they are mistaken.

    First, this isn’t the “most skilled player”. LeBron would win that, or Kobe. They are better players. But Rose is extremely more valuable to his team. He is a point guard who is a leader offensively, for which he is criticized by purists who want a pg to pass first. Rose’s passes aren’t always crisp or directly on target. They are a little sloppy. However, he is a primary scorer who still keeps all his teammates involved and makes the RIGHT pass. If defenses collapse, he WILL kick it out. You can count on him to do the right thing. Is in the best shooter in the league? No, not at all. But 44% ia not a bad number from someone who is relied upon so heavily in the offense with very few other players around him who can create for himself.

    Second, some don’t recognize that this kid is still improving. His 3 pt shot was MUCH improved at the beginning of the year, and even tho he’s worn down now, he is still a threat from out there. His FT shooting has MUCH improved. His defensive positioning has MUCH improved. If you haven’t seen him play this year, you could contribute all the bulls success to coach thibs, but truth is, a lot of it has to do with Rose’s development.

    Last, Rose wins the Bulls games. He wills them to victory. He is a very clutch player. he is being double and triple teamed and still making the right plays and getting us points and defensive stops in closing minutes to win games. His help is all players with very limited skill sets. Deng is anti clutch.Booze is a jump shot or a blocked shot, they have shooters that rely on Rose to create and kick, and Noah’s the same, but in the paint. NBA coaches agree (3 celtic all stars, 3 heat all-stars, 2 spurs all-stars, 2 lakers all-stars). he has less surrounding talent than a lot of championship caliber teams, but the Bulls have a better record, supporting the claim that Rose wins games.

    Again, this isn’t overhype. No one is saying Rose is the best player in the game. This is very much a Steve Nash type of MVP season, where Rose is just the most irreplaceable player on a very very good team.

    Who do people consider serious contention? The only guys I can see in the running are Durant, DH12, and Dirk if you are truly using the most VALUABLE player designation. Add Kobe and LeBron if you use the most skilled definition.

    Finally, Thibs won’t win COY. Pops has that on lock down for what he’s doing in San Antonio with no true superstar.

  63. D says:

    Im a blazer fan, but I do agree that Rose is the “frontrunner” for MVP this season, aside from the stats, I think it’s the leadership that matters most that lift him up to the top of MVP race. Rose is a lot better player now compared last season, becoz’ now, he can take over a game.

  64. Lakers Fan says:

    But yeah, you’ve got to agree with the GREATEST PLAYER OF ALL TIME, no one knows basketball greatness better than MJ23!

  65. Lakers Fan says:

    Go Miami Heat!

  66. XXX says:

    Rose is the MVP

  67. nernst says:

    so many ignorants. Isnt everyone entitled to his own opinion? No one can deny that Rose i getting more hype this year. and he deserves it – but you cant deny either that Rose profits a lot from his athleticism. His fancy layups and dunks are highlight material and people tend to overrate the highlight reels.

    What im trying to say is: let people be if they dont share your opinion and stop insulting them as haters or heatfans. Acknowledge if they have a solid case even if you think Rose should be MVP.

    Btw: Dirk is my personal MVP. Mavs are unstoppable if hes healthy and he has made the most clutch shots this season (FG in the last 3 secs while trailing by 0-3 points). Once he was injured the mavs couldnt win a game to save their lives. Dirks 1st, Rose 2nd, Howard 3rd

    Cant go with Kobe, James or any Celtic, cause none of them carry the load by themselves. James has got Wade and Bosh, Lakers imho have the best all around roster and the celts.. well theres a reason rondo, kg, allen and pierce are called the big 4

    • Mark M says:

      I agree 100%. I’ve seen more of the bulls games, so i still lean toward Rose, but Dirk is having a great season and think he is one of the main guys in the running. Top 3 for sure. Howard is a strong candidate too. I like durant as well, b/c i think he has even LESS help than dirk and howard and is still getting wins for OKC.

      I do, however, think those highlights are deceiving. They really look like trick shots, and I can see many casual fans who don’t watch Rose thinking “yeah, but they don’t show the 10 he misses on ESPN.” Fact is the kids has GREAT body control. The shots like that he takes, he makes. Occasionally he’ll get blocked just b/c of his size and hang time, but if it touches the glass, it goes in 90% of time. That is not an easy feat considering the speed he is going, the amount of body contact he takes, and the angles he finishes with off the glass. Again, more of a skill than something that makes him intrinsically valuable, however, the ability to create and get thru crevices in the defense and attack the rim is one area where he definately outshines dirk.

      Anyways, 4 man race. Rose, Dirk, Howard, Durant.

  68. ALRIGHT. LISTEN! Derrick is an amazing player! He honestly and truly deserves that MVP.
    I mean sure, he doesnt have the BEST numbers statistically, but when you look
    at what hes done for the bulls, and how much he has improved in really every aspect of his
    game, then that is what really gets him that MVP. He deserves it and has earned it more
    than any other player. Now, thats just my opinion, but people be real…He has carried the bulls
    without him they wouldnt be even CLOSE to how great they are now. It is really because
    of the coaching, defense, and…DERRICK ROSE!

  69. Zeppelin13 says:

    @bBalll wiz. Watch your “grammer,” too. It’s humility. Not humbledness.

  70. richuncle says:

    Rose is alot like D Wade. They are both great one on one players but I think Rose plays a little more under control. They are both low percentage outside shooters, but can get to the rim most of the time or atleast more than half their plays are driving to the basket. They both make it hard for other teams defense since they allways need help to defend them. For MVP? my pick is Dwight Howard.. If I was starting a team give me Dwight and I can win more than half my games with anyother 4 players in the league. Dwight Howard is doing things like Wilt did in his prime. Dwight is playing alot smarter this year and is playing his best right now. DWIGHT HOWARD is the MVP, but Rose is a close 2nd.

  71. yansen says:

    Rose is a very deserved MVP winner! Lebron is also a front-runner but he has Wade, while Rose already struggling wit the loss of Noah and Boozer (and more, if his injury is worse than expected). Durant is the biggest young Superstar in NBA now, but his market in OKC is much smaller (of course) than in Chi-town, so Rose is surely going to be bigger than him!
    Rose for MVP! hope to see him in June at Staples hahaha

  72. CELTICS ON TOP says:

    Ddale is hating hard, 46% is good. but derick rose in his first couple of season’s was kinda like rondo, in the fact that he was a good defender and a slasher, but now d-rose has a jump shot, he has elevated his game to MVP STATUS…. but he shud pick up the ASSIST, that wud b even better

  73. joker says:

    I agree with bbalwiz that D Rose is a little bit overrated. He is great player but look at those stats that in my opinion is one of the most important:

    http://www.nba.com/statistics/player/Efficiency.jsp

    And you’ll see that he is far from considering the best player in the league besides not ultimately best at his position (for me CP3 and D Will better). And if I need to choose the main reason of great Bulls record I’ll choose DEFENSE not D ROSE.

  74. WeGotMelo says:

    Why does everyone harp on the fact that Rose has good players around him? Almost everyone that wins the MVP has a good squad? Is Kobe not that good cuz he has Gasol, Bynum, Artest, Fisher and Odom helping him win? Jordan even had Pippen, Kerr and Rodman. Rose is beasting this year. And yes he is faster than most players but being able to finish while going that fast and being fouled or contested still takes a lot of skill. Don’t sleep on the kid, he’s nice! Definitely MVP worthy.

  75. Ghost Face says:

    Numbers are not much valuable in MVP… maybe those who consider the stats as the source for mvp.. maybe they are lebon fanatics.

  76. BULLSH__T! says:

    SORRY TO ALL BULLS FANS! YOU HAD YOUR HAPPY MOMENTS WITH JORDAN AND PIPPEN AND ITS NOT GONNA HAPPEN AGAIN WITH DROSE AND BOOZER. I DONT CARE IF DROSE IS THE MVP THIS SEASON THATS THE ONLY THING THE BULLS COULD EVER ACHIEVED PERIOD. DROSE IS OVERRATED!

    • ungaspogi says:

      who will stop the bulls? i think only in the finals they will be stop when they face the lakers!!!

  77. ban says:

    I know this isn’t the right blog to leave this but since the page has already been locked I will post it here.

    Thanks to the Heat they proved me wrong and won the game. To think that the Lakers made a statement and won over the Spurs with a large margin, the same team that won over the Heat with a huge advantage, this is a great win for them. Hats off to the Miami Heat. The only tears hereon are tears of relief and joy! ^_^

  78. Lakers Wholeway says:

    I would like to start off by saying that I am very depressed because of the Lakers losing to HEAT. But to the topic, I think Rose doesn’t deserve the MVP. I’m not going to deny that Rose is not a good player, but MVP is something Kobe has arned once. Not many people are as good as Bryant and you know what, I think the MVP will be Kevin Love. No one produces that many doub-doubs. He broke the all-time NBA record just a few days ago. I do not like the Timberwolves but Kevin Love does deserve such a prize. Kevin ought to be traded to the Lakers because Love is trying his hardest while the rest of the team’s not helping. He can’t play the whole game by himself, can he? BUt in L.A., they got Artest, Bryant, Gasol, and so on.

  79. Tyreek says:

    Well i’m a Bulls Fan to the bone and i believe that he should be MVP. If he doesn’t diserve it then who does? Not Kobe his team is too strong and still could do okay without him. Not Lebron he has Wade and they got swept by ho other than D.Rose and the Bulls. Not Howard his team doesn’t even consistant enough. If Rose doesn’t diserve it then no one does?

  80. tezlow86 says:

    Forget DDALE And Anyon else LIKE HIM!!!!!!!! ROSE MVP BABY ALLLLLL DAY!!!!!!!

  81. FastDontLie2011 says:

    It also depends on your offensive plays, sets… I’m not sure what CP3 runs but there is a lot of passing encouraged on the Bulls offensive sets. I just watch game after game, where if our front court had been more aware they could have gotten a bucket so I don’t see how more finishes at the basket by the front court which = more assist = absurd. BTW, I’m not passionate about D. Rose getting MVP. I want them to get out of the first round more than I want D. Rose to get MVP. Loving that he’s getting the buzz and regardless of titles, he is the best penetrator AND finisher in the NBA. Fearless… Love that he’s on our team! :-)

  82. Howbouttheceltics says:

    What many people are overlooking is the impact Rose has on the team. Take him out, and the Bulls go nowhere. The MVP is about stats, leadership, but most importantly, importance to the team. Rose simply makes everyone on the court with him either better, or is able to negate their mistakes. Its not that often that an incredibly talented player like Rose is a perfect fit on his team.

  83. Bully says:

    !Dale and Bballwiz
    U kidding me?
    U both are dissing Rose when he is voted by people such as MJ as the deserved MVP
    Sure, he an have off games but ebery1 does – example Bosh who has played relatively bad over the past week although he played good against the lakers.
    Rose is the leading candidate and deserves to be! He has improved so much from last seasoin especially his 3pt and has been leading the team.
    Sure alot of people will go against this but the fact is he deserves to be MVP

  84. MVP ROSE!!!! says:

    @DALE Dude you have to be stupid to say D-Rose wont be MVP, they have a fantastic coach but they wouldnt be where they are with Rose

  85. FastDontLie2011 says:

    I meant to say that his buzz is coming from him carrying the offensive load with these average players. Rondo’s got great court vision and avgs 12 assists a game, but my God look who he’s feeding… Other players who also have court awareness and vision and are ready for the ball dammit. Our front court makes me so mad sometimes…

    • Jason says:

      @ Non Mais
      Are you nuts or hypocrites? Shame on you..You’re bitching as a Bulls fans but your words are completely the opposite of what you are pretending to be..hahahahah!!
      Surely you’re a Lebrick fan but don’t worry Heat won’t win a championship.

  86. Non mais says:

    I agree with everybody!! 1) Rose is a fantastic player 2) But he is over rated these days!!!
    I’m a Bulls fan but I dont think he should be MVP
    He’s not a money time player!! Look at what he did in the tight games this season.
    And I agree that his shooting % is not the best.
    When I see Lebron, Kobe, Kevin and even Dirk, I see more valuable players, stronger players. But Rose is still young. And I hope he will win it… next year!!

    • bballwiz says:

      You’re a true Bulls fan and not just some idiot who claims Rose is the best.

      Rose will have a great chance to become the best in the league for years to come. But I don’t think he has arrived yet. He needs a little more time to mature and become a better complete player than what he is now.

      MVP maybe next year. Not right now.

  87. ELDiablO says:

    @DDALE>>>ur such an idiot and an NBA dumb..basketball is compose of 5 player to work as a team..review the stats of all nba team before u post ur comment..bulls have players have all good stat because they play as a team..IDIOT.IDIOT.IDIOT..the most respected personality of nba (MJ) have already spoken..so shut up up your mouth

  88. Leslie says:

    To be honest, when i first heard Rose say “Why can’t I be MVP?”, i kind of laughed. I thought, “This kid got a long way to go before that.” I take it ALL back. Stats are a very important option when choosing the MVP but its more than that. Think about it: MVP. Most Valuable Player. Rose has took this team under his leadership. He’s the most valuable because he carries them, he gets his team to actually get the ball and he’s unselfish. Without Derrick Rose, the Bulls aren’t all that great as they are now. Take Kobe out of the Lakers; they’ll still be a good team. I can’t say the same with the Bulls. He can finish the game unlike other MVPs. Yeah stats are important but just the definition of MVP makes Derrick Rose the perfect candidate for the award.

  89. Jopulen says:

    also who says you have to be the best player in the league to be the mvp. its the “most valuable player” to their team. karl malone won an mvp while jordan was in the league. obviously he wasn’t the single best player in the league that year, yet he was the mvp…

    • FastDontLie2011 says:

      Yes well you can make that argument… D. Rose is (by his own admission) still learning the nba and he has a lot to learn… BUT, I will say that he has done the best he can with what he has to work with. He had a WIDE OPEN path to the basket last night during the Bobcats game and Deng still set up the play… You just see D. throw his head and roll his eyes and go through with the passes.

      He hits Boozer and Joakim SO MANY TIMES and they are not ready… Good looks, in the paint, etc. and they want to take an extra dribble, stand around, etc. This is how I see it… He has a ways to go, but his MVP candidacy and buzz is coming from these average players…

      - If he had a stronger front court D. Rose would be averaging 12 assista a game
      - If he got the calls he was supposed to get (he went to the line ONLY TWICE in Miami and he was penetrating like the Beast that he is) he would be averaging 28-29 a game

      Just my opinion… Also, I’m not saying that I am agreeing with Ryen… Just stating that there is a case to be made and that there are educated cases being thrown out there… Not just “I’m from Chicago or I’m a passionate fan” buzz and cheerleading…

      Finally, I’m with D. Rose… He doesn’t have to get MVP. He’s quoted as saying that the award is not going to get them the championship… Loving that he has his sights set that high this early on…

      • bballwiz says:

        If he had a stronger front court D. Rose would be averaging 12 assista a game –> That’s absurd. CP3 has David West and still manage to average almost 10 a game while playing lesser minutes. Nash doesn’t even have a post player but still leads the league in assist.

        Face the facts: Rose is a great player, but he will not be a great point guard because he just doesn’t have the point guard mentality like some of the best point guards in the league. He is still so much to learn from veterans like Kidd and Billups on how to setup teammates and how to give the ball to the right situation.

  90. MARQUIS says:

    ROSE FOR MVP BABY THE TITLE IS WELL DESERVED HE CAME IN THE LEAGUE AND BECAME A LEADER OF A TEAM THAT WAS GOING DOWN HILL AND SINCE HE HAS BEEN THERE they have made it to the playoffs and gave everyone they faced a run for their money and he aint even at his prime WATCH WAT U SAY ABOUT A SUPERSTAR LIKE DAT

  91. Jopulen says:

    dDale is Lebron’s username

  92. blacky15 says:

    but kobe bryant is still the best in the nba

  93. blacky15 says:

    mvp stands for most valuable player. lebron should get the mvp look at cleveland, one of the best records last year with lebron there and then this season without him are one of the worst in the nba, now lebron is playing with wade and bosh his stats are still great. the heat arent doing all that well as of late but im sure if it was just bosh and wade on the team they wouldnt be as good. rose is a pretty player this year and hes got the bulls going pretty well too they were the 8th seed last season and now they are almost the 1st seed thats a pretty good turn around especially with a new coach and rose running the offence. mvp has got to go to either lebron or rose nobody else

  94. P says:

    D Rose HAS to be MVP…even at his position. Did you see him go head to head against CP3 and D-Will this year? He completely owned the match-ups. Westbrook is the only match-up at PG that’s even CLOSE to him right now. And Rondo? I’ll admit the guy is a great passer, but he picks up so many assists because he has 3 Hall of Fame players that can finish and get him those numbers…I guarantee you if Rondo played on the Bulls instead he’d have lower assists number. And people saying if Rose is in the running for MVP what about Rondo? Are you serious? That guy shoots 50% on FTA…you’re going to give a point guard the MVP award when he can’t shoot a free throw? Get real…

    As for MVP in GENERAL, you take Rose off this Bulls team (that has been playing without either Boozer or Noah on a consistent basis all season) then they instantly drop to 6-8th in the East AT BEST. You can’t say the same for any other player and his team–LBJ? The Heat still have Wade/Bosh. Kobe? They still have their huge front line. Dirk is a close second to Rose, yet the Bulls have swept the season series against them, so you’d have to give Rose the edge. Howard is big to the Magic as well, but then again they’re so far down in the East and declining…Oh, and the Bulls are ahead of all these guys.

    To me it’s a no brainer…The Bulls simply wouldn’t be where they’re at without him, and they’re doing better than any other MVP racer’s team.

    • bballwiz says:

      It’s not because Rose have won those head-to-head matchups against CP3 and D-Will means he’s better than them. You can’t really rely on that alone to determine the best in his position. Just ask any coach and everyone would agree that the best point guard debate belongs to those two.

      Face the facts: Rose is a great player, but he will not be a great point guard because he just doesn’t have the point guard mentality like some of the best point guards in the league. He is still so much to learn from veterans like Kidd and Billups on how to setup teammates and how to give the ball to the right situation. If you could improve his jump shots and 3-point shooting, he’s gonna be better scorer and shooting guard than a point guard.

      • ungaspogi says:

        because rose is a scoring point guard like iverson westbrook marbury…
        also known as the combo guard… can play th 1 and 2 position

  95. bballwiz says:

    Nah… When it comes to point guard skills and mentality, I’d say CP3 and D-Will is far better at running a team than Rose. Of course, Rose is faster, more athletic and probably the better scorer, but a point guard should be able to dominate the game by playing as a point guard. Williams is the better shooter among the three and Paul is the better all-around player and defender. Also, some of Rose’s passes are not so fluid and swift. Most of them are stiff passes. If you watch closely, he just relies too much on his dribble penetration, much like Westbrook does, and not with his point guard skills. Rose gets too much credit on his awkward reverse layups and sheer athleticism. People just love those highlights a lot.

    Setting up teammates and putting them in a better scoring position is the main job of a point guard. That’s why Rose is not the best point guard in the NBA.

  96. Jonathan Smith says:

    just like what mavsfan41 said, mvp is MOST VALUABLE PLAYER. Drose is the leader and the best player on a team that has beaten almost every championship contending team. You can mention rondo, cp3, dwill, etc. as the best pg’s in the league, but none of them are leading their team to a season like the bulls have had this year. And if you wanna put stats in this discussion, he’s top ten in points and assists (only pg in the league doing that right now). So you put stats together with being the leader of one of the best, if not the best team in league, there is no way that drose is overrated. He is undoubtedly the MOST VALUABLE PLAYER this season.

  97. YeeDog says:

    I guess people don’t understand that if Rose wasn’t where he is right now, that the bulls would be playing mediocre ball, just like the Raptors are without their star.

  98. Reinstealth says:

    I DON;T CARE WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY…. I GUESS THEY’RE JUST JEALOUS COZ THEIR SUPPOSED TO BE MVP CANDIDATES ISN’NT THE ONE ON THE TOP…… JUST PLEASE SHUT UP COZ YOUR NOT THE ONES WHO TRAINS HARD AND PLAY HARD EVERY NIGHT….. ALL YOU DO IS JUDGE PEOPLE WHO PLAYS WITH ALL THEIR HEART….. ALL YOU HATERS ARE F**KING S8s! DROSE IS THE MAN AND YOU CAN’T STOP HIM IN BELIEVING HE COULD BE MVP…….

  99. FastDontLie2011 says:

    Scroll down to the 2/18 entry and listen to Ryen Rusillo (TOTALLY not a bulls guy) and listen to why he states the case that D. Rose is the best point guard in the NBA.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espnradio/podcast/archive?id=3634017&ex_cid=Twitter_archive_6134967&tw10

    I think the reason why he is being seen as overrated now is because he’s getting SO much hype and people are starting to tune in to see what the hype is about and some of his performances are understated. If you have watched this whole season (I admit it, I am from Chicago), you will see the leadership, decision-making and play making skills in action.

    He made some bad plays down the stretch in Miami, but before that, during that 6 point stretch he scored for the bulls (aggressive drives, a nice post move, drawing the foul – only his second of the game) and you wonder, wow, who would have done that for the bulls if he hadn’t been in the game?

    –ct

    • bballwiz says:

      Nah… When it comes to point guard skills and mentality, I’d say CP3 and D-Will is far better at running a team than Rose. Of course, Rose is faster, more athletic and probably the better scorer, but a point guard should be able to dominate the game by playing as a point guard. Williams is the better shooter among the three and Paul is the better all-around player and defender. Also, some of Rose’s passes are not so fluid and swift. Most of them are stiff passes. If you watch closely, he just relies too much on his dribble penetration, much like Westbrook does, and not with his point guard skills. Rose gets too much credit on his awkward reverse layups and sheer athleticism. People just love those highlights a lot.

      Setting up teammates and putting them in a better scoring position is the main job of a point guard. That’s why D.Rose is not the best point guard in the NBA.

  100. J-Smooth says:

    To all you D-Rose haters, I put more weight on MJ’s opinion than on all of your opinions combined. You guys hate because you know he’s good, he’s only 22, and most importantly, HE’S NOT ON YOUR TEAM.

    • J-Smooth says:

      Have you ever thought that is why you do love him. I think hes awesome yes. But not even close to best player in the league. Sorry. Celtics dont need Rose, nore do we want him

      • Chicagorrilla says:

        we will see how good rondo really is when he does not have three number 1 guys on any other team to pass to anymore (Ray Allen 25 points a game on the sonics, Paul Peirce 25 points a game, KG won a MVP for goodness sake). Rondo is not that good wait about 3 years when he is playing with average players. His assist will drop, and he already can’t score. Quit being a fan and be a realist.

  101. BullsFan22 says:

    If you don’t play for one of the big 6 (maybe 7-8) market teams, you won’t win an MVP. It’s as simple as that. There may be an exception, like Iverson and perhaps Nash, back in the day, but things have changed.

    • Chicagorrilla says:

      philidelphia is a top 6 market team and phoenix is a top 5. Look there metropolitan areas up. You contridicted yourself and what about Lebron in Cleveland that statement is false.

  102. KAYGEE says:

    This is why I know that practically no one above watches many basketball games or knows the meaning of an MVP award.

    It’s Most VALUABLE Player (TO THEIR TEAM). Rose is the most valuable player to their team. I’ll make my argument nice and short. LeBron, well you can’t go to him to finish a game or else you’re asking to lose the game. Kobe may deserve it just as much as anyone this year, but he has had a very very solid Gasol all year long which Rose did not have in Noah or Boozer because of their injuring. Dwight, well…the record wouldn’t show it.

    And for the people who mention Rondo being a better point guard. Get real. I love the Bulls and everything, but I think someone who often misses wide open layup attempts, can’t hit a jumper from ANYWHERE on the floor and a 50% free throw shooter is not worth mentioning in the top 10 point guards. This guy averages only 3-4 more assists then Rose. That’s not that much when you have 3 reliable scoring options on your team, all of whom are better then the supports cast of Rose. Rose is in the top 10 of scoring and assits, and only player to do so. That pretty much puts him at the best point guard in the league if you can dish and score.

    • bballwiz says:

      Nope, sorry. He’s not the best point guard in the NBA. That still belongs to either Chris Paul or Deron Williams. It just so happens that their teams suck compared to the Bulls. Ask any GM’s or coaches and they would certainly pick CP3 or D-Will for their point guard than Rose.

      Reality bites. Hard.

      • Andy says:

        Dude, are you LBJ and you post msg’s from your Iphone in timeouts? LOL!!! Or perhaps you’re CP3 (wich I personally love as a player) or Deron. Hey Deron man, when the Nets will win a game? :D

        P.S: Still no response to my armuments. It’s ok. Rose is not even better than CP3 or Deron, ok man, write it one more time so we can get it…

      • bballwiz says:

        YSo what are your armuments? Haha! :D

        Request granted: CP3 and D-Will are better point guards than Rose. Got it now? Haha.

      • Chicagorrilla says:

        you keep saying that, but you do not any gm nor coach, and I am sure Pax and Thibs would pick rose. THINK before you make blatant statements. I am sure half of the gms would take D Rose over any point guard by the way. 1. he is the best scoring point guard in the league plus he is in the top 7 in assist. 2. He is younger (22) and he still isn’t fully developed. CP3 and D Will are fully developed. That statement is completely false half of these coaches and gm’s will take him on my second point alone. Everybody wants to say Chicago would still be a playoff team with out Rose is not smart. The team is completely different from two years ago and even a year ago. Ben Gordon gone! Hinrich gone! Brad Miller gone! Nocioni gone! With out Rose the team would be Watson, Bogens, Deng (inconsistant), Boozer (injured 2 months)/ Taj gibson good defense below average offense, Noah (injured half the season)/ Omer good defense no offense. Rose is asked to score unlike cp3 and dwill because his team is defense oriented besides boozer. Rose is the MVP without him the bulls win 30 games because of injuries. There is no offense with out him.

      • bballwiz says:

        Rose is not 7th in assist per game. He is currently at number 11. Check your facts, Dude. You sound as if you’re so smart when you can’t even search a number to back your claim.

        I agree that Rose is still very young that’s why he has more potential than CP3 and D-Will. But those two are also relatively young (25 and 26, respectively). If a GM or coach is looking for a true point guard to run his team, they would choose between the two. But if they want a combo guard, it’s a tie between Rose and Westbrook. It really depends on the make up of the team and the system that would fit the style of play. All I’m saying is that most GM’s would like to have someone who can really be a great floor general than a scoring point. (And according to surveys, it’s still between Paul and Williams as the best PG in the NBA.)

        Again, I’m not saying Rose is not a great player. I believe he is, and will be even better in the coming years along with Durant, Westbrook, Griffin and Love. But as MVP of the league. Not yet. Maybe next year but not now. We gotta give a greater credit to Coach Thibs for his defensive prowess and for the entire team for buying seamlessly into his system.

        Rose in the most important player for the Bulls. But not yet the most valuable player in the NBA.

      • Chicagorrilla says:

        actually rose is in the top 10 and he is more valuable to his team then any mvp canidate. Maybe Dwight, but in a tie you half to look at head to head and we beat the majic twice. You do not they do the gm poll at the beginning of year right. I bet the Nets would and hornets would both trade for rose now. Now lets think, MVP does not mean your the best anyway. definition of value: relative worth, merit, or importance. He is the most important to his team this year than anybody else in the league. Dwight might be the only guy to consider who is like that.

  103. dDale says:

    im sorry for my typo. the last thing i say is. the #1 reason the bulls are winning is because of team defense. and u cant market team defense. so whats the media gonna do?? hype d.rose, market d.rose. d.rose is a great player, the most dynamic player in the nba today. but he still isnt there. a canditate but not mvp by “FAR” , we’ll see. well i said what i saw. i dont rely on highlights, i watch games on broadband. have a good day.

  104. Toronto-Canada says:

    KEVIN LOVE SHOULD BE PLAYER OF THE YEAR. 56 DD IN A ROW THATS AMAZING

    • Celics Fan says:

      Kevin Love is the most overated player in the NBA. His defense is horrible and the only reason why he gets so many rebounds is because he takes them away from his teammates and his team misses alot of shots. He does have alot of Double Doubles but that is not helping his team win games.

      • bballwiz says:

        Really? Have you ever played basketball all your life? Try and do 51 straight double-doubles with 3 pointers to go along with it. Just try it out on pick-ups games and see if it’s easy.

        You talk the talk, then you walk the walk.

      • ungaspogi says:

        how many players have in nba? and how many players ave a double digits in rebounds…and kevin love is leading them with matching double digit points.. rebounding is hardwork!!! is rebounding not helping your team? have you played basketball? rebounding is one of the key in winning games….

  105. Andy says:

    Ok. Sometimes, someone must say something to keep the balance! Isn’t that what you did dDale? C’mon man, you’re pouring stats to prove something? Ok, consider that then. He is the ONLY player in the NBA to be in the top 10 in both assists and point pg. Oh isn’t that enough? Ok, he is fourth among pg’s in rebounds and first in blocks pg. He could also easily have 10 assists per game if he had a decent shooter in the 2 spot, like Rondo has. He is also first in the league in PRA (Points+Rebounds+Assists) among guards (wade second, westbrook third) and 7th overall.

    Now let’s leave the crap (stats) and get to the point. HAVE YOU WATCHED THE BULLS THIS YEAR? I’m not saying just the game with the Heat which had national coverage, I mean atleast 4-5 games this year. HE OWNS THE GAMES. Noah was out, DRose had an average of 6 rebounds per game in that stretch, cause th team needed some rebounding. Booz was out for 20 games and the team needed more scoring, so my man had 28 ppg in that time.

    What else you want, leadership? When the tough gets going, HE gets tough. He has the ball, he makes the decisions, he scores, he passes, he wins the games, almost every single time. And not just with the Washingtons and Detroits, but he did it in all THREE games with tha Heat against firstly Wade and Bosh, then against all three of them (including LBJ), the Celtics (full lineup), the Spurs (again here), the Magic and etc. Do you think that if he wasn’t in Bulls, they would had the chance to consistenly beat ALL of them almost EVERY time? C’mon maaaaaaaaan!!!

    What else you want from an MVP? Athletisism? Do you want me to get there? When he drives the lane, HE CANNOT BE STOPPED. Period. Dunks? My man DRose gives highlights to the game every day. Oh yeah, they said he cannot shoot the mid range. Then he improves that in his second year. They said he cannot shoot the three. And he improved his outside shooting by 12% from his first year and 7% from his second. Still there is room for improvement and we show that yesterday. I recon he’ll finish the year with a solid 38-39%.

    Now you know why is the MVP right now and will be the best bplayer in his time? Cause of his character. He’s humble. He’s working all the time, he is improving every day and he doesn’t stop man. HE DOESN’T CRY, HE DOESN’T whine all the time for hard (flagrant) fouls, or losing. HE JUSTS KEEPS GOING.

    WHAT ARE YOU DOING MAN? HE CAN DO BETTER. DON’T DO THEM LIKE THAT DROSE!!!!

    • bballwiz says:

      I agree, Rose is a bit overrated. Whenever I see Rose play, I see a guy who’s trying to be great player but he’s not. Not yet. He’s not a pure point guard like CP3 and D-Will. He’s not even a great passer like Steve Nash or Jason Kidd. When it comes to point guard skills, he’s not even the best at his position. What edge he has among others is his speed and quickness. And he improved his decision-making a bit.

      I believe the Bulls are winning because of the steady hands of their coach. He should have the biggest credit of the Bulls’ success because Rose was with the team last year with almost the same line up except for Boozer, which is not such a big deal because of all the injuries he suffered, but were not considered an elite team.

      I’ll take CP3 or D-WIll as my point gurad any day over Rose.

      • Sam Jim says:

        dude you are a like an Old tape recorder just saying the same thing over and over agin….Learn to admit and be humble and understand otheres… at d moment u r d one considering urself overated

    • bballwiz says:

      You wanna talk humbleness, I could name a few superstars: Dirk, Duncan, Nash, Chris Paul, Durant, Lebron (just kidding! HAHA!) and Kobe (HAHAHA! Yea right..). A few more humble upcoming superstars: Griffin, Love, Westbrook, Rondo.

      Rose is not even the best at his position (I’m not pertaining about stats because he has a nice stat line.) How can he be the best in the league? Just asking…

    • bballwiz says:

      Nope, sorry. He’s not the best point guard in the NBA. That still belongs to either Chris Paul or Deron Williams. It just so happens that their teams suck compared to the Bulls. Ask any GM’s or coaches and they would certainly pick CP3 or D-Will for their point guard than Rose.

      Reality bites. Hard.

      Coach Thibs for Coach of the Year. Now that’s reality.

      • Andy says:

        Then why the NO, the Jazz and the Nets, all three teams of these two are not in a better position in the league or playing better than the Bulls? Is it just the defence? Is it the supporting cast? NO have West, Ariza and Okafor. They’re not that worse than Deng, Booz and Noah. Then why they’re not consistenly win man? Not to mention how DRose OUTPLAYED CP3 in their matcups. Oh yeah I forgot! He did that with the Jazz aswell (back to back games after the NO’s one), outplaying Deron both in offence and defence. The same Jazz that have Al, Millsap, Kirilenko and Bell. Almost the same quallity with the Bulls 5′s. C’mon man, I know that you don’t like DRose but surely you can do better than that!

      • bballwiz says:

        It’s not because Rose have won those head-to-head matchups against CP3 and D-Will means he’s better than them. You can’t really rely on that alone to determine the best in his position. Just ask any coach and everyone would agree that the best point guard debate belongs to those two.

        Face the facts: Rose is a great player, but he will not be a great point guard because he just doesn’t have the point guard mentality like some of the best point guards in the league. He is still so much to learn from veterans like Kidd and Billups on how to setup teammates and how to give the ball to the right situation. If you could improve his jump shots and 3-point shooting, he’s gonna be better scorer and shooting guard than a point guard.

  106. Nicky Jones says:

    ROSE IS A GREAT PLAYER..AND HE THE RESON THE BULLS ARE NUMBER 2 IN THE EAST…EVEN MJ AGREES…NOW MJ’S THE BEST AND HE KNOWS BEST….HE KNOW ROSE SHOULD GET MVP AND SO DI I

  107. bballwiz says:

    Too much hype on Rose. He’s not even the best point guard in the league.

  108. bballwiz says:

    I agree, Rose is a bit overrated. Whenever I see Rose play, I see a guy who’s trying too hard to be a great player but he’s not. Not yet. He’s not a pure point guard like CP3 and D-Will. He’s not even a great passer like Steve Nash or Jason Kidd. When it comes to point guard skills, he’s not even the best at his position. What edge he has among others is his speed and quickness. And he improved his decision-making a bit. That’s about it.

    I believe the Bulls are winning because of the steady hands of their coach. He should have the biggest credit of the Bulls’ success because Rose was with the team last year with almost the same line up except for Boozer, which is not such a big deal because of all the injuries he suffered, but were not considered an elite team. It’s the coach that makes the team among the best.

    • timm says:

      u should have ur name to bballnoob cuz ur no bballwiz. ur comments mean nothing to people who actually follow the NBA. Probably some noob that watches a game a week if that and read articles without watching all the games. get leaguepass u noob

      • bballwiz says:

        Haha. Pretty pissed off, huh? Okay then, “expert”, how about a word of wisdom from you, Mr. Timm. Enlighten us non-believers. Haha!

    • ungaspogi says:

      bballwiz i agree with u that rose is not a pure point guard coz he aint…. he is a scoring point guard…. he is a shooting guard in a point guard’s body like weskbrook, iverson, marbury…. bulls no need to put another shooting guard coz there’s rose.. they need a tall point guard like livingston, hughes, harper to get along rose f they want to move rose to 2 spot… like when the sixers move iverson from 1 to 2.. to preserve his energy in late games…

  109. pank says:

    @dale rose ain’t nowhere near overrated check again wat games have u been watchin ur just a hater keep it real partna d. rose is m.v.p. all day everyday

  110. yeahboi says:

    drose is not overrated. just bcuz chicago is a huge market does not take anything away from derrick rose’s game and performance. He keeps the bulls winning even with noah and boozer out at times, and that is impressive. Thom thibbedou in my opinion should be runner-up for coach of the year award, and that is only because greg poppavich deserves it with the best record for spurs. But as a rookie head coach and the way he turned a team from barely making into no.8 seed last season into a solid no.2 seed in the east is just amazing.

  111. J.R. Faith says:

    Rose is the MVP for the simple fact that he knows how to put his team in a good position to win the game. He dosen’t need to score 30 or 20 points a game, that’s for the fans. He’s good at responding when his team seems to get in a drought.

  112. Cmhenrich says:

    I would have to suppourt ddale in this instance. Statistics are everything to the MVP race, otherwise if you want to talk about heart and value to his team, than either Blake Griffin or Kevin Love should be the league MVP. They are far and away the most valuable players to any one franchise in the league. Rose does have a good shooting percentage for a guard, you cannot deny that. However saying he is hands down better than Westbrook, Rondo, Williams, and Paul would be a hard sell for me. To say he is the best player in the league right now is ridiculous, He is not in the same atmospher of talent as Dwanye Wade, Lebron James, or even Kob Bryant (shudders). I hate the Lakers and Heat, and have been a Bulls fan since the first time i saw MJ take flight, but to say rose is hands down the best player in the leaugue is an overstatment. I believe he is deserving of the MVP this year, but that does not make him the best player in basketball. In 1992 Charles Barkley was named NBA MVP but Jordan was still clearly the best player in the league. Rose has the intangibles that make a player a superstar and a legend, but the bulls cannot win a championship without Boozer, Noah, and Deng playing well along with contributuions form their other role players such as Korver. Also to pick on the spelling of ddale instead of his actual comments you are ignoring his arguement and weakening your own.

    • Andy says:

      Dude honestly now? MVP is about the best player in the game, doing the best with his team, WITH wins. Isn’t that what he’s doing? Who’s in the league doing that better atm? Last year the bulls where 41-41. Now they’re already in a pace for 60 wins, beaten all other championship competitors which have better rosters than the bulls. Just look Bulls progress over the last 3 years, along with DRose’s. That’s a fact man.
      Now let’s have a look on your arguments. Who should be the MVP for you? LBJ? Have you had a look on his supporting cast? Wade and Bosh. AND THEY’RE NOT THE BEST TEAM IN THE NBA, NOR BETTER THAN THE BULLS. Let’s move over now, Kobe? With Pau, Bynum and Odom. Same here, not better than the bulls, not the best in the NBA atm. Ok, the Spurs maybe have a better team, but there are three players who play the game as anchors. Manu, TP and Duncan. None of them stands out or is doing more than DRose is doing for the Bulls.
      I repeat, MVP is the best player doing the best for his team, with wins and he’s the standout.

      • THEHEATSUCK says:

        Is Chris Bosh gay?

      • o says:

        Thats not true. If it was than Amare should be he has turn the knicks into a playoff team in one season.
        And has won more games than they did all last year.
        He averages more points and rebounds and is less than a tenth of point away in steals.
        1 years worth of work compared to 3 years of meshing and molding together and the bulls have a better roster overall than the knicks lol 10 years no playoffs.
        And in one year a playoff team.
        By your arguement Amare should be the MVP front runner ahead of Rose.
        Or Rondo Who has more assist more double doubles, triple doubles, steals, rebounds.
        And Boston has a bettter record.
        All talk about Rose is the only player on the Bulls thats not true Deng avg. 18pts. Boozer 17pts.Korver is shootings more than .400 from beyond the arc.
        The Bulls have a team averaging 25pts. will not win 60 games alone.
        The last player to truely be the only player to really load up there team on their shoulders and make it.
        A.I. ( 2001 76ers ) the closest person in scoring was at 12pts. a game.
        People be real the MVP is decided not solely on impact to a team because Rose wouldn’t be the top choice if it was.
        That would hands down be Amare.

  113. mavsfan41 says:

    Let’s not forget what M.V.P. stands for…Most Valuable Player. To me ( a mavs fan) 3 players stand out as the most valuable to their respective teams. Derrick Rose leads the way with what he has done for the Bulls, followed by Dwight Howard because the Magic are not anything without him, and of course, Dirk. The mavs went 2-9 after Dirk went down with his bum knee, after they were 24-5 to start the season. My vote still goes to D. Rose but you gotta respect what both Dwight Howard and Dirk do for their teams.

  114. bryan says:

    Good one Dale. “Its because of their team defense and thibideau? is the reason. i forgot the spelling. rose is shooting 44% from the field missing 46%. is that the kind of M.V.P.?” Not only is your spelling terrible, your math sucks. 44% plus 46% is 90%. What about the other 10%. Thanks for the laugh.

  115. ThomasVH says:

    People,

    Just ignore dDale. He obviously has no clue what he’s talking about. Derrick Rose is an amazing player. He’s gifted, unselfish and he knows how the be a team player. He continues to improve his game every year. He’s already this good, it’s going to be scary how much better he’s going to be in a couple of years. He gets my vote for mvp for this season!!!! Great to see the Bulls are back up there!!!! Keep up the good work!!

  116. LOLS says:

    rose sucks donkey ballz, BOSH should be mvp, best defense player of the nba plus he’s in the best nba team atm

  117. Skillz says:

    How can anyone say Derrick Rose is overrated?!?! He represents everything an athlete should be. He actually passes the ball and when he is asked about a win or loss he actually talks about the entire team. Who else in the NBA is proud of working with a team? He has improved his stats every season, other team leaders are out here acting a fool during the off season, he was working to make himself better to help his hometown team. As someone who will be working on the sidelines of many sporting events in the future it would be an honor to work with an athlete like Derrick Rose. On top of being a humble team player he is also only 22 years old, which means he has so much potential. If he doesn’t get MVP this season there is something wrong with this world. Dude is sick!!!!

  118. Derrick Rose gets my vote for MVP hands down. Not just because i am a chicago fan, but also because i am a Derrick Rose fan, and i have watched him progressively get better over his three years in the league. From winning rookie of the year in 08-09 to becoming a second year all star in 09-10 to becoming a all star starter in 10-11 and a strong MVP case. Dwight Howard is in a close second to him, but if you look at where the Bulls were last season, to where they are this season, originally were not held to as high expectations, the Magic were. The Magic however, were a team who not long ago made it to the finals, and were held to higher expectations than Chicago. The only reason the Bulls with all the early and mid-season injuries are even relevant in the East, no, in the NBA is because of their leader, the point guard Derrick Rose. The Magic are still doing well, but not as what they are capable of doing. So to me the determining factor of the MVP vote boils down to one question; Are you more surprised at the Bulls’ turnaround, or the Magic’s solid, but not “up to par” season
    -Cantrell Marcus

    • o says:

      Does anybody remember that Scot Skiles built the Bulls and took them to the playoffs 2 straight years. The year before
      Rose came.

      The bulls had talent and would have made it a 3rd year straight Skiles wasn’t fired like 20 games into the season.
      How come no one gives credit to Hinrich being Rose’s Mentor his first 2 seasons or that Rose wasn’t guarding the tougher guards it was Hinrich in the bulls playoff runs.

      In a seven game series the Bulls can’t beat the Celtics or the Magic,
      To throw this out there or the Knicks in 7 in my opinion.

      Rose may light it up, but other than that they still have a long way to go.

      I am in support of Rose deserving the MVP trophy, but Amare has already won more games than knicks did last year how does that not say MVP all over it.

  119. Izzy says:

    @dDAle: Rose Is Not Over rated at all man, lets put it like this, before he even had the team he has now, he took the celtics which were the defending champs that year to 7 games. that was before he had Thibs and Boozer. I promise you they would not of been in that position if it wasn’t for Rose Yea he may not be the best defender in the league but the point is that he finds a way to win, especially against tough teams. being the leader of your team and carrying them to victory is what makes you a MVP, and thats exactly what he has been doing, he’s already showed every1 that he can win games without the other big players on the team. and on top of that, there is NOBODY in this league who can stop him.

    • Come on Izzy... says:

      without KG. you forgot to mention without KG. Dont be stupid. The only reason the season was, in my opinion the best series anyone has ever seen, is because KG was NOT there.

  120. casper says:

    @dDAle: You simply don’t get what bball is all about..looking on stats ? You can’t just take stats, take that rose heart and his will and You will see MVP candidate ..or just MVP player . nuf said

  121. casper says:

    Michael ..come back to Windy City ..You just have 4 fingers left :-) and I mean d’not directly to bball court ..it’s already belong to You, come back to drive this team once more to champs rings ! as a manager . Michael Please make my life complete ..COME BACK

  122. Law064 says:

    @Dale Rose is the reason the bulls are #2 in the east. Do you know anything about b-ball? Rose is surrounded by less than average people. Deng is inconsistant Bozzer is soft like Chris Bosh and Noah is a great rebounder and defender he’s no scorer. D. Rose is the man and he’s not a cocky A-hole he’s not a cry baby like Lechoke. D. Rose is one of the top 3 PG’s in the NBA how is he overrated?

    • dDale says:

      I love how D.Rose play. he’s top in 5 players today. but he’s being overrated right now by a lot of people. the bulls are deep and he’s surrounded by good players not less average. what im trying to say is the media hypes or overrates him because chicago is the 3rd largest market in the US. meaning more fans will hook up = business. the bulls is a championship contender team along with celtics and lakers. their defense ranking is #2. and thats team defense and thats where im talking about what coach thibodeau done to the bulls. I hope you understand what i saying. as a fan of d.rose i dont want him to be over hype.

      • johnny blaze says:

        JUST FLAT OUT WRONG DALE SORRY , IF HE IS A TOP 5 PLAYER IN THE LEAGUE IN YOUR EYES THEN HE IS NOT BEING OVERHYPED . MAN WHERE DO YOU GET OFF . OH AND LEARN HOW TO TYPE PLEASE . THANK YOU .

      • Lapinnoir says:

        Dale I think you are taking the right stance right now actually, Rose is good and he is a great player to support and build around but he is getting hyped up right now. A lot of that comes because fans are getting disenchanted by many of the other past mega stars so many people want a new face to get behind. Hopefully Rose will realize he still can go a long way before being at his prime and will not take this sudden surge of attention as a sign that he is there now.

        As a fan you want to see your star get big attention, you want them to get recognized. But I think deep down fans like you know that you want it to given when justified when its earned unquestionably in front of everyone, and the league hyping your star only makes it feel like their accomplishments are not being taken seriously.

      • Joshua Gutierrez says:

        Dale, you are DUMB… DUMB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You must be taking the same meds Ron Artest is.

      • bballwiz says:

        I agree, Rose is a bit overrated. Whenever I see Rose play, I see a guy who’s trying to be great player but he’s not. Not yet. He’s not a pure point guard like CP3 and D-Will. He’s not even a great passer like Steve Nash or Jason Kidd. When it comes to point guard skills, he’s not even the best at his position. What edge he has among others is his speed and quickness. And he improved his decision-making a bit.

        I believe the Bulls are winning because of the steady hands of their coach. He should have the biggest credit of the Bulls’ success because Rose was with the team last year with almost the same line up except for Boozer, which is not such a big deal because of all the injuries he suffered, but were not considered an elite team. Coach Thibs deserves a greater credit than Rose.

      • triptin says:

        dale let me get this right you think that the media has made him out to be the man and all the amazing games i watch him play are doctored by the media. or maybe it is the coach that has won all these games with his defensive coaching but wait dont they need to get points too. look at that rose is among the top point scorers. but maybe they would still get those points without him. haha doubt it. not to mention assisst.thats even more points they would struggle for. not a bad defender aswell. pretty bloody good if you ask me. overrated is not a word to describe rose.

    • johnny blaze says:

      seriously, top 3 point guards come on man just say it he is the best point guard in the league dont do him like that . there is no arguably about it hands down the best point guard in the league . he is arguably the best player in the game . next year we may not have to argue that anymore either . DERRICK ROSE 4 MVP !!!!!!!!!

      • bballwiz says:

        Nope, sorry. He’s not the best point guard in the NBA. That still belongs to either Chris Paul or Deron Williams. It just so happens that their teams suck compared to the Bulls. Ask any GM’s or coaches and they would certainly pick CP3 or D-Will for their point guard than Rose.

        Reality bites.

    • Rob says:

      f**k off boozer is soft!!! boozer is about as soft as yard-thick concrete you tool

    • ungaspogi says:

      i dont think so law064…. deng boozer noah are not less than ave guy…deng is good both O and D boozer a power in the low post noah the energizer defender in the paint… then bulls have bogans and brewer a good perimeter defenders.. watson and korver instant offense from the bench then gibson and asik hussle players can give quality minutes of the bench like noah…and the oldies butler thomas and scalabrine who always ready f given time to play… i think the bulls are one of the complete team in the league….
      your asking about knowing basketball? f u know something about it then u would recognize good team f u watch them.. im not hatin rose, he is superb this season… all im tellin is deng bozzer and noah are not less than ave players you get that… and the bulls is consisted of good role players who know their role to the team…

      in my opinion mvp candidates:

      1. nowitzki
      2. howard
      3. aldridge
      4. amare
      5. rose

      but i dont think rose is overrated.the bulls are having a superb season

      i didnt put lebron or wade, same with durant and westbrook coz if either one of them gone their team will be fine as long the other remains… IM NOT A HATER… my fave player is not on my list either KOBE BRYANT.. i just dont think kobe have an mvp type season the lakers is good because of collectively effort by the team same as boston,and san antonio,

      –but hoping that kobe get 3rd straight finals mvp!!!!!

      • Law064 says:

        I’m from Chicago and I watch the games. If you say Deng is an allstar or he’s good your wrong. He’s good sometimes but not consistant at all Boozer is SOFT as fresh baked bread!!! Do you see the coach benching him down the stretch for D. Boozer is a good PF but he’s always been a player with NO heart. The Bulls are a good team and they’re not a bunch of allstar talent but they all have a role and play their part. The coach is doing a great job but to say Rose is over hyped or overrated is just DUMB. Deng yes on some nights can have good games then turn around and slump in 2 games. Bogans is a defensive player no threat to score. D.Rose for MVP

    • wiiiiiiiiiiiiii says:

      Why do you mention Lebron law064? This article isn’t about Lebron.

  123. dDale says:

    i think rose is overrated. the media is hyping him because chicago is the 3rd largest market in the US. that way they can sell more jerseys and shoes. bulls are strong definitely a contender but its not because of rose. Its because of their team defense and thibideau? is the reason. i forgot the spelling. rose is shooting 44% from the field missing 46%. is that the kind of M.V.P.? rose is the most dynamic player in the game. lets just no over hype him. if we look statistically. he’s just a little bit better than westbrook. rose is the anchor of bulls offense but he is not the anchor of their team’s defense.

    • Dean Wells says:

      @dDale are you kidding me shooting 44% is amazing with only mainly post players above him. if you go by shooting % than Nene should be the MVP. thats total BS

      • Atticus Rose says:

        D.Rose is MVP this year, he’s been doind every thing a MVP should do & thats win games & lead his team

    • KDR says:

      dDale you make me sick to my stomach.
      First, take an English and grammer class because your spelling is humiliating.
      Second, Rose is the best player on the best defensive team in the NBA. The Bulls are legit this year. They are 1.5 games behind the Celtics, yes…the Celtics, and are on pace for having the best record in the east come playoff time. This would mean they would have homecourt advantage in the playoffs, and they have the second best home record in the NBA. Don’t give me all the smack about D Rose because he is a legit winner and is the most humble SUPER-STAR in the NBA. Maybe you should think twice before “dissing” Rose. Thank you very much.

      • Nicky Jones says:

        I AGREE..ROSE IS THE BEST…STOP HATIN BECUZ WHEN WE WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIPS EVERYBODY GONE BE A FAN OF THE BULLS THEN.

      • bballwiz says:

        Grammer class?!? Check yourself in the mirror first before mocking someone with their spelling and “grammer”. Haha!

        Most humble superstar? Is there such an award now for that? You wanna talk humbleness, I could name a few superstars: Dirk, Duncan, Nash, Chris Paul, Durant, Lebron (just kidding! HAHA!) and Kobe (HAHAHA! Yea right..). A few more humble upcoming superstars: Griffin, Love, Westbrook, Rondo.

        Rose is not even the best at his position (I’m not pertaining about stats because he has a nice stat line.) How can he be the best in the league? Just asking…

      • THEHEATSUCK says:

        dDale is probably a lebron fan, thats why that stupid s**t came outta his mouth in the first place.

      • Will H says:

        bballwiz, the problem with that is it’s arguable that Rose could indeed be the best at his position. Who are your other candidates? CP3? D-Will? Rondo? Nash? He’s outplayed each of these pg’s when he’s played against them this season. He’s invaluable to the Bulls as a team and is showing such a huge improvement across the board this year it’s quite impressive. There’s really no reason he doesn’t deserve to win this award.

        You could argue Thibs defense is more important to the team winning, but while that is definitely crucial because of the serious lack of offensive talent on our team Rose still is vital because he “is” the offense. I can understand arguements for D12 and LeBron, but overall I’m still more impressed by where D-Rose has taken Chicago and the way in which he’s improved himself in order to do so. He would have my vote.

      • NYK! says:

        lol grammar is w/ an A

      • supes says:

        grammar*

      • KDR? says:

        Before you hate on people for their english and “grammer,” learn to spell. It is GRAMMAR. But yes i agree with you on Rose. But i would still rather have Lebron, Kobe, Wade on my team. People are confused with the MVP trophy thinking it goes to the best player… It DOES NOT. Otherwise it wouldve been Kobe 5 times and Lebron for another 5 years. If you take Rose off the Bulls they would still be winning games with their Coach but not 2nd in the East. And lets get this straight, no one in the East can compete with the Celtics. With compete meaning having a chance to win, not coming close to winning…

      • pierce34 says:

        hahahahaha sorry, completely off topic here but had a mad laugh at KDR telling someone off about their spelling when he cant spell “grammar.” hahahahaha what a complete idiot.
        rose is awesome but hes only a contender because hes marketable. once the playoffs start rondo will rise up like he always does. rondo is a better point guard simply because hes more attuned to his team. also consistent on both ends of the floor. he cant score like drose but he runs the offense so much better. you watch, it’ll be the rondo show once playoffs start.

      • Cookie Boi says:

        First of all, Chicago is still a good team without Derrick Rose and better with him. They have a solid team full of role players. The MVP should go to the player who impacts his team the most. Look at the past two award winners, Lebron and Kobe. These player both impacted their teams greatly. When Lebron left Cleveland, they totally suck! The same would happen if Kobe left also. Chicago has a solid team, so even if Rose left. They would still win about 40 games. I personally admire Rose at point guard, but I think that this years MVP should go to Durant or Amare, because both players have greatly carried thier teams (Amare for most of the season). I hope Rose wins an MVP in his carrer, but not this year. Peace

      • Jesse aka LIKEjayUrock says:

        who is better than D.Rose in hie position??

      • bballwiz says:

        @Will H: It’s not because Rose have won those head-to-head matchups against CP3 and D-Will means he’s better than them. You can’t really rely on that alone to determine the best in his position. Just ask any coach and everyone would agree that the best point guard debate belongs to those two.

        Face the facts: Rose is a great player, but he will not be a great point guard because he just doesn’t have the point guard mentality like some of the best point guards in the league. He is still so much to learn from veterans like Kidd and Billups on how to setup teammates and how to give the ball to the right situation. If you could improve his jump shots and 3-point shooting, he’s gonna be better scorer and shooting guard than a point guard.

        I agree that Rose is still very young that’s why he has more potential than CP3 and D-Will. But those two are also relatively young (25 and 26, respectively). If a GM or coach is looking for a true point guard to run his team, they would choose between the two. But if they want a combo guard, it’s a tie between Rose and Westbrook. It really depends on the make up of the team and the system that would fit the style of play. All I’m saying is that most GM’s would like to have someone who can really be a great floor general than a scoring point. (And according to surveys, it’s still between Paul and Williams as the best PG in the NBA.)

        Again, I’m not saying Rose is not a great player. I believe he is, and will be even better in the coming years along with Durant, Westbrook, Griffin and Love. But as MVP of the league. Not yet. Maybe next year but not now. We gotta give a greater credit to Coach Thibs for his defensive prowess and for the entire team for buying seamlessly into his system.

        Rose in the most important player for the Bulls. But not yet the most valuable player in the NBA.

    • Joshua Gutierrez says:

      Right. I guess every single player in the NBA can do what he can the way he can. Everyone can score the way he can. I’m sure you could beat him 1 on 1, right? STFU! Obviously you don’t much about the game and you certainly know nothing about Rose and the Bulls. Go hang yourself.

    • Anht Sherard says:

      How can Rose be overrated? He is in the top ten in rebounds, scoring, and assist, no other point guard in the NBA has that. He steps his game up when needed and scores in the clutch. He even took the time to impove his game over the summer. Who does more for their team in the NBA than him? with Boozer being hurt and Noah he ran the floor like an old school NBA general and finds the open man. He makes his team better and is humble at the same time, and thats what being M.V.P is all about. Yes Thibs is a great coach and def. is important, but Rose attracts the double team and sometimes triple teams gets foul (and I mean hacked) alot coming threw the lane and the refs don’t call it. Even Mike ( Jordan) said it. No one deserves it more than Rose..

      • Grady says:

        Ok rose is a good contender for MVP but get your facts right. Rose is not even the top ten rebounds for guards in the league.

      • Julio says:

        Hey Grady idiot… he is obviously not top ten in rebounds he is a point guard its a combined stat for Rebounds, assists, and points put together. Learn bball please

      • Jesse aka LIKEjayUrock says:

        how is CP3 and D-will better and running there team better, when D-will obviously wasn’t cutting it and got traded, and CP3 squad is barely on the verge of making the playoffs

    • bballwiz says:

      I agree, Rose is a bit overrated. Whenever I see Rose play, I see a guy who’s trying to be great player but he’s not. Not yet. He’s not a pure point guard like CP3 and D-Will. He’s not even a great passer like Steve Nash or Jason Kidd. When it comes to point guard skills, he’s not even the best at his position. What edge he has among others is his speed and quickness. And he improved his decision-making a bit.

      I believe the Bulls are winning because of the steady hands of their coach. He should have the biggest credit of the Bulls’ success because Rose was with the team last year with almost the same line up except for Boozer, which is not such a big deal because of all the injuries he suffered, but were not considered an elite team.

      • xj says:

        you must be a Heat or some other kind of fan we treated in the past week, because of all this trashing of the 2010-11 MVP in D-Rose. U jelly brah?

      • Rob says:

        Dude, I just don’t know how in the world you got your idea that D-Rose is overrated. :)

        “Rose was with the team last year with almost the same line up except for Boozer, which is not such a big deal because of all the injuries he suffered, but were not considered an elite team.” – Dude, each individual improves. And Rose definitely improved his game and still improving as of the moment and who knows when will it stop. It’s just his heart and willingness to succeed and win the championship!

        Great passer like nash? or fancy passer? No one directs or spreads the floor like / how Rose does.. And Rose does not need an excuse if Noah or Boozer is out because he can adjust and he can raise his game up just to have his team win.

        Speed and quickness? Yeah sure.. THen why don’t we just compare him to Parker? Parker has Duncan, Ginobili, and Jefferson.. And okay, let’s consider the coach – Popovich. But sif you remove those players out of the lineup, do you think Parker can lift the team?

        And by the way, it is already the GREATEST PLAYER OF ALL TIME who said that Rose should be the MVP.. again, the GREATEST PLAYER.. and who are you to say that Rose is overrated? :D

        How about this – posterizing Wade and Lebron at the same time. :D

      • bballwiz says:

        Nah… When it comes to point guard skills and mentality, I’d say CP3 and D-Will is far better at running a team than Rose. Of course, Rose is faster, more athletic and probably the better scorer, but a point guard should be able to dominate the game by playing as a point guard. Williams is the better shooter among the three and Paul is the better all-around player and defender. Also, some of Rose’s passes are not so fluid and swift. Most of them are stiff passes. If you watch closely, he just relies too much on his dribble penetration, much like Westbrook does, and not with his point guard skills. Rose gets too much credit on his awkward reverse layups and sheer athleticism. People just love those highlights a lot.

        Setting up teammates and putting them in a better scoring position is the main job of a point guard. That’s why D.Rose is not the best point guard in the NBA.

      • Rob? says:

        Rondo spreads the floor and directs it better than Rose. And for everyone that doesnt think Rose is the MVP is entitled to their opinion. Who cares if a heat fan roots for LBJ. Because most the people in the blogs are from chicago anyway. Good luck beating BOSTON…

      • opposable thumbs says:

        I’m a HEAT fan, but Rose definitely deserves it. MVP, to me, always meant what player a team couldn’t do without that made them a winner. Kobe, not this year. Lebron/Wade, not this eyar. I think Durant deserves mention, as well. CP3. Dirk. There’re a couple others, but I don’t want this to turn into a roll-call.

        Hell, I’ll even go so far as put my foot in my mouth: With the team the Lakers have, would they be winning as consistantly as they have in the past, and are beginning to post all-star break, without Phil Jackson? And would the Bulls win as they have without Rose? Can and do the Bulls win without Boozer… or eve Noah?

        Unfortunately for the Celtics, as deep as they are, they would still win at a high rate even if one of their top three players went out. But then Rondo… I don’t know. Rondo might need mentioning, as well. Come to think of it, the team does slump a bit if he is out at all for any length of time.

    • Nicky Jones says:

      I DONT CARE WHAT NOBODY SAY..ROSE DESERVES MVP….HE IS 2 GOOD NOT 2 GET IT.!

      • Rob says:

        so’s lebron, so’s kobe, so’s rondo (why oh why does he not get more talk?), so’s durant, so’s dirk… starting to see the problem?

      • Rob says:

        so’s lebron, so’s wade, so’s kobe, so’s dirk, so’s durant… starting to see the problem?

    • eydriyan says:

      @dBale do you really know anything about basketball? why would you even care about the 46% he missed?you expect an MVP should be around 90-100% in the field? an MVP is not just about stats. it’s about being the leader of the team, how he’d make everyone around him play better and keep them together to become title contender. it’s how he carries his team to victory night after night. you say they overrate D.Rose because of the large market in Chicago, well, they have a reason and that’s the talent and leadership Rose is showing right now.

      • o says:

        If only MVP voting were that simple if it was based off of so many things besides stats than Rondo should be ahead of Rose. He averages more assist, rebounds, and steals. Also has more double doubles, triple doubles, and has done it in 11 less games. Rondo leads the Celtics and runs the show on the court and keeps everything calm. No mention of a MVP knod.

    • THEHEATSUCK says:

      @dDale if you think rose is overrated then Lebrons name should never be mentioned by anyone.

    • spurs kidow says:

      @dDale

      Do you really know basketball? or you’re just watching it?

      Man your BASKETBALL IQ is far way down there.
      Look at the BULLS stats and standing if you’re not interested on (Derrick Rose).
      I’m a devoted SPURS fan but i can’t seem to understand an earthling like you couldn’t appreciate how this kid plays every single night. It’s such a lame you possess a very low BASKETBALL IQ.

    • alejandro says:

      okay dale
      rose is the least dramatic player in all nba history
      i never seen him walk off the court after a small injury, He takes a minute then he is back out their in MVP form
      and i also never seen him flop or get a technical
      all these reasons is what makes d rose the second coming
      and lebron can get bent

      • o says:

        What about Nash he breaks his nose plays with a swollen shut eye and still.
        To say rose is the least dramatic think again.
        What about Durant.
        Iverson played and drop like 30 with a broken hand.
        Kobe with a broken finger.
        Far as toughness Rose isn’t tops on that list.

      • someone says:

        @o Lol right, Derrick Rose played with 2 ulcers and when he had 2 injuries in 1 game and still played

    • ChristianDIor says:

      dDale u are the purest form of a hater and thats real!

    • triptin says:

      ddale i hate you. haha jus kidding. ok my opinion rose is the overwelming favourite for mvp. its not all about stats and who has the most wins. its more about who the most important player is. hahaha funny that and rose has been the glue keeping everything together. only close compitition is dirk or kobe but there teams are up and down too much. the bulls are crusing in smooth water behind rose. dont moan about my grammer or spelling cuz i dnt giv a dam. kia ora.

    • Mark says:

      Please do not hate. The Kid is the reason for Chicago’s success. Give him the credit that he deserves.Drink Lemonade not Haterade.

    • give it a rest says:

      ddale you ignoramous… if averaging 24.5PPG and 8.1APG is not leading the offense then give me another person on the bulls who is???

    • Alex says:

      Westbrook has durant to keep the double off. Dwayne Wade has LeBron. A lot of these players have a second scorer. Who is Rose’s? For him to score like he is constantly getting doubled and having the lane closed on him makes him exactly what is being reported. MVP 2010/2011.

    • JohnD says:

      dumb @ss! First, Rose is the best point guard in the NBA right now. If you would stop being lazy and actually watch the bulls’ games you will see how effective he is. Stop relying on stats alone to justify your argument, watch the game! Secondly, your math suck! 44+46=90 genius. 44% is a good %, kobe is at around 45%. MJ who is the best player to have ever played shot 51% in his career and that not even close to the average post players with FG% in the mid 50′s. If Rose, Boozer and Noah are all fit for the playoffs, they have a great chance to make a run in the Eastern conference whether they can beat the Lakers, Mavs or Spurs in a 7 game series is somewhat murky.

    • fastdontlie says:

      you have obviously never watched basketball. 44% is a good solid shooting percentige and d-rose is not overated. well, atleast not as much as other stars, not by a long shot. he is the best candidate for mvp FACT! can anyone name a better candidate? and guys we’re talking hoops hear not grammer or spelling so dont correct me (if ive made mistakes) just to try to disprove my point.

    • DEVON says:

      WRONG DDATE LOOK AT HIS PLAY. LOL OVER HYPED. THERE IS ALWAYS A HATER IN THE BUNCH. IT DAMN SURE IS NOT LEBRON LIKE THEY WERE SAYING EARLIER. ONLY IF KOBE MAKES A HUGE RUN TOWARDS THE END AND THE BULLS FALTER WOULD IT BE ANYONE ELSE. ITS D ROSE ALL THE WAY.

    • AnT says:

      @dDale shut yo dumbass up, if anything Rose is underrated MVP is not just a player who fills up the stat sheet, MVP is the leader who brings his team together and in tough situations on the court, you can count on them. if you want to talk about overrated players then that is lebron james

    • Tek says:

      Hahahaha of course he would be missing 46% if he was making 44% from the field but thanks for that staggering info. If you followed Rose at all even since last year, you would notice that he’s worked extremely hard to improve his game day in day out. He’s shooting better at the line, he’s practicing his 3-point shots and he’s watching tapes to see how he can get to the line more often. On top of that he is the leader of his team, that just pulled half a game ahead of the Celtics. You have to be kidding me if you don’t think that Rose doesn’t deserve an MVP. He has improved defensively thanks to Thibodeau, he is betting more blocks and steals per game this year as well. Go do your homework before you spew crap out your mouth.