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Derrick Rose thinks he can be MVP material

Sep 28, 2010, 11:38 AM EST

Thumbnail image for drose_back.jpgDerrick Rose has serious game. He has the work ethic. He knew the biggest hole in that game was a consistent three-point shot, so he spent all summer working on it.

He was certainly more confident with the shot at the FIBA World Championships. Of course, he only hit 27.5 percent of his threes (from the shorter international mark) so he’s still got something to prove to NBA teams. But you could sense his confidence.

Our point here is that Rose believes in himself. Look what he told the Chicago Sun Times.

”The way I look at it, why can’t I be the MVP in the league? Why can’t I be the best player in the league? I don’t see why not.

”I work hard, I dedicate myself to the game and sacrifice a lot of things at a young age, and I know, if I continue to do good what I can get out of it. If that’s me going out and doing whatever, I’m willing to do it because in the long run I know it’s gonna help me.”

The main reason he can’t be the best player in the league? LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant are still in the league (and in the case of Durant will be for most of Rose’s career).

Seriously, if Rose can lead this Bulls team into serious title contention, if he can be the focal point of a resurgent Bulls team in a major market? He will get consideration. Maybe serious consideration.

And none of it is going to happen if he doesn’t believe in himself. So we have a start.

  1. Sguy2130 - Sep 28, 2010 at 11:52 AM

    You do realize that odds are Lebron won’t be winning MVP trophys in the regular season anymore now that he’s on WADE’S TEAM unless Wade gets hurt, his numbers will go down. Kobe is still great, but he’s not getting any younger and has a lot of talent around him now.
    Rose keeps getting better and if he has improved his jump shot, I think him and Durant are the most likely candidates next season, but Durant will probably win it.
    Rose was the only thing making the Cavs/Bulls playoff series worth watching, the guy is almost unstoppable penetrating to the hole.

  2. Eric - Sep 28, 2010 at 12:39 PM

    All I gotta say is that both Rose and Durant are class acts. Both teams should be proud to have them represent their respective franchises.

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