Thursday, May 1, 2008

What Derrick Rose will bring to his new team

Most draft experts expect Derrick Rose to go No. 1 or No. 2 in the NBA draft next month. Why?

It's because point guards like Rose control a game's tempo. They typically become the identity of their team -- think Chris Paul in New Orleans, Deron Williams in Utah, Tony Parker in SA, and Steve Nash in PHX.

His combination of size, speed, and strength will make it tough for many NBA point guards to defend. As for his shooting, it will improve quickly over the next 12-24 months.

To top it off, Rose has been playing under a former NBA coach in an NBA tempo under coach John Calipari in Memphis.