- Position: Point Guard
- 2016-17 Averages: 32.2 MPG, 17.7 PPG, 4.5 APG, 3.9 RPG, 0.7 SPG
- 2016-17 Slash Line: .462/.241/.865
Derrick Rose has been unusually efficient from the field, and his constant attacks at the rim have been a breath of fresh air for a team in desperate need of a player with that skill set.
The former MVP averages 10.3 drives per game (according to NBA.com) and scores 8.5 points per game on those drives.
For all the good he’s done the Knicks, Rose has hurt the team just as much. His low assist total (a career-low 4.5 per game) and pass percentage on drives (24.8 percent) make the point guard easier to guard.
It’s his defense that’s burying the Knicks. Rose is ranked 84th of the 88 qualified point guards in defensive real plus-minus. Of all the lazy Knick defenders he might be the laziest.
The 28-year-old checked out a long time ago. With his contract expiring at the end of the season, Rose is worried about his next deal. It could be his last chance at a big payday.