His Explosive Scoring

Explosiveness was the mantra for Rose’s MVP season. Since that point, injuries had stripped him of that explosiveness and left the world wondering if he would ever reclaim it. The 6-3, 190 pound point guard has shown that he was able to do just that this season.

Rose is currently averaging 17.9 points per game. That is his highest average since injuries caused him to miss the entire 2012-13 season.

The three-time All-Star has always been considered a high turnover guy throughout his career. The 2.4 that he is averaging so far this year would be a career low.

His explosiveness is also getting him to the free-throw line — at least lately it has. In his last five games, he is getting to the line an average of 8.6 times per game. In the 50 games prior, he was only averaging 3.9 attempts per contest. His 86.6 free throw percentage this season is a career-high.

His ability to attack the basket makes him dangerous on offense. If he routinely got the whistle from the refs when he drove, he would be unstoppable.

Michael has been covering the Knicks since 2016. He does not claim to know everything about basketball, just more than most.