Still An Elite Slasher

In Rose’s prime, there was no one better at attacking the basket. Now that he’s been relatively healthy for the first half of the season he’s shown to be capable of getting to the rim as well as anyone else in the league.

The benefit of other offensive stars has enabled the three-time All-Star to be more aggressive and efficient when taking the ball to the rim.

Rose is tenth in drives per game, third in points per game off drives, 13th in points percentage and 16th in field goal percentage among players with at least 100 drives (via NBA.com). Despite being the third option on his new team he still has a one track mind of course. Rose only passes the ball on 25.1 percent of his drives. That ranks him 83rd among players with at least 100 drives. Any team looking for a point guard to dish should steer clear.

Despite being the third option on his new team he still has a one track mind of course. Rose only passes the ball on 25.1 percent of his drives. That ranks him 83rd among players with at least 100 drives. Any team looking for a point guard to dish should steer clear.

His aggressiveness has led to his piling up points in the painted area. Rose is third in the league in paint scoring behind only All-Stars Giannis Antetokounmpo and DeMar DeRozan.