Chicago’s young franchise player has the whole package: He has size and strength, he can finish at the rim.
He’s getting better at shooting the ball and he’s already one of the fastest and quickest point guards in the league.
Actually, everything goes fast for Rose. After an impressive first season in the NBA, the 2009 Rookie of the Year then became the Bulls first All-Star since Michael Jordan in 1998.
This dynamic scorer’s (20.8 points per game) ability to create for others and beat almost anyone off the dribble is a strength the Americans will use in Turkey.
In the NBA, his major weakness is his outside shooting but he practiced hard this summer to improve that aspect of his game.
“I know that if I extend that, I'll be a tough player to guard and it will open other people up.”
If he’s right, teams would have to decide to back off of Rose or stay right on him.
If the opponents stay too close to him that allows Rose to beat them with speed, forcing the defence to collapse, leaving a shooter open.
If they lay off of him, then he’s able to punish with his mid-range jump shot. A tough match-up.
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