Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Since the 2008 NBA Draft, Derrick Rose has been better than advertised. Over the past three seasons, we have seen him grow like a rose from concrete. And now he is in the race for MVP.
The race for MVP will be congested with great players: Dwyane Wade, Lebron James, Dirk Nowitzki, Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, and Kevin Durant. They are all deserving candidates of the MVP.
But what is the M-V-P?
If we define the MVP as the best player in the league, then I don't think Derrick wins it. But if we define the MVP as the most valuable player to his team, I think Derrick wins this hands-down. Jesse Dorsey at Bleacher Report analyzed these two schools of thought and compared Lebron to DRose for MVP.
Let's take a look at how our rose has grown in the past three seasons...