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Report (we all believe): Derrick Rose to be named MVP Tuesday

May 2, 2011, 10:17 PM EDT

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At this point even LeBron James‘ mom has accepted that Derrick Rose is going to be MVP.

That announcement is going to officially come Tuesday, according to a Aggrey Sam at CSN Chicago.

Rose was the engine of the offense of a Chicago Bulls team that won 62 games. Actually, that understates it. He was the engine, transmission, axles, wheels, bucket leather seats and cup holders of the Bulls offense. Joakim Noah was the tail lights.

Rose will be the youngest MVP ever at age 22. Rose averaged 25 points and 7.7 assists per game and by the end had the backing of just about everybody for MVP. Well, just about everyone with a vote. While there was some push for Dwight Howard it never gained serious traction with voters as Rose and his Bulls played better basketball than other teams over the last month of the season. He’s a good choice.

Tuesday makes sense for the announcement, usually the announcement is done on an off-day between games then the award is presented before a home playoff game. The Bulls play Game 2 against the Hawks at the United Center Wednesday.

  1. liltmac2003 - May 2, 2011 at 11:12 PM

    “Rose was the engine of the offense of a Chicago Bulls team that won 62 games. Actually, that understates it. He was the engine, transmission, axles, wheels, bucket leather seats and cup holders of the Bulls offense. Joakim Noah was the tail lights.”

    This.

    …also congrats to D-Rose. It’s an honor to win it and he is deserving of it.

  2. chitownbulls - May 3, 2011 at 3:09 AM

    No one worked harder night in and night out on the court this past season. He just never gave up on games. Just like tonight with the ankle roll… This may be where his lack of experience comes into play. He is too important to the team and must pace and protect himself… He said he was trying to steal the ball… Seriously?

    I hope they come back strong. Unfortunately, the Bulls came so far, so fast that it seems like anything less than them coming out of the East will be considered a failure and thats not really fair.

  3. budrow - May 3, 2011 at 5:53 AM

    LeBo was better across the board. Rose is great but LeBo is the Most Valuable Player by definition. The Heat will crush you!

    • hnirobert3 - May 3, 2011 at 8:15 AM

      Actually, by definition Rose IS the MVP. LBJ is the best player in the world, but Rose is by far more valuable to his team than LBJ is to the Heat.

  4. florida727 - May 3, 2011 at 9:02 AM

    “hnirobert3″ is right. LeBum might be the player player (his outside shooting is still VERY suspect), but the award, by definition, goes to the player who is “most valuable to his team”. The Lakers without Kobe still advance in the west, maybe not to the Finals, but they’re good. The Heat without LeBum are still a playoff team. Take Dwight Howard off the Magic, or Rose off of the Bulls, and you’re staring into the face of two lottery teams. Period.

    If the comparison comes down to Howard v. Rose, it’s almost no contest. Although Howard is a great force on defense, at the end of games he’s an offensive liability because he can’t shoot free throws (think hack-a-Shaq). Rose can be BOTH a defensive stopper and an all-around offensive threat that can create his own shot.

    MVP = Rose. And it might just be the first of many…

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