Derrick Rose, PG

Porzingis knows best:

“I’m sure he’s going to help us at the guard position and I love his game, how explosive he is, how quick he is, how he runs in transition. That will help us play faster and not be static all the time. I think he’s going to really help us win. … One thing I’m already imagining, he’s a point guard that loves to drive and he’s explosive. After he misses layups I can get those putbacks. That’s one thing I’m thinking about already. We all know that he’s a great passer and when he slashes he can give you the pass and kick-out to the 3-pointer you just got to be ready for a guy like that with those quick passes that he makes, you got to be ready to make the next play or shoot the ball.”


One of the most explosive players in league history is electric one-on-one and can get into the lane at will. He’s clutch, excels in the open court, and can create opportunities for both himself and his teammates.

Rose has dealt with an extensive knee injury that has limited his explosiveness. He’s prone to turnovers, too. Not only that, but Rose tries to make up for some of the lost umph by releasing from beyond the arc, but isn’t good enough of a three-point shooter to do so.

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Justin Weiss is a staff editor at Elite Sports New York, where he covers the New York Islanders and Brooklyn Cyclones. In 2016, he received a Quill Award for Freelance Journalism. He has written for the Long Island Herald, FanSided and YardBarker.