Derrick Rose from Deep

Unless you’ve spent the last six weeks residing under a Paul Bunyan sized boulder, you’re well aware of Derrick Rose’s ridiculous basketball resurgence.

When it comes to describing the 2011 MVP’s current campaign, the word vintage is being applied more often than Tom Thibodeau’s yelling voice.

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While I overall appreciate the way overused vernacular, it’s important to note that it’s not entirely accurate…

There isn’t even a hint of vintage surrounding the current state of the 30 year-old’s three-point shooting.

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Minnesota’s Monday win over Cleveland marked Derrick Rose’s 19th game of the season. Throughout the near two dozen contest stretch, the potent point guard is shooting 46.4% from beyond the arc.

Comparatively, that lights out figure beats the hell out of his career best three-point percentage by 12.4%.

Growth

In addition to making the long ball at a high percentage, Rose is also letting it fly at a pretty healthy clip.

His current average of 4.3 three-point attempts per 36 minutes of action is the highest amount his rollercoaster ride of an NBA career has seen since the 2014-15 season.

Amazingly, entering Tuesday evening’s slate of NBA action, Bojan Bogdanovic (below) is the only player not named Stephen Curry who currently has a higher long ball percentage than Derrick Rose, while also matching Rose’s overall volume.

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Naturally, the Chicago native’s increased ability to drop the dagger from deep puts a new pressure on opponents to defend the former MVP from 23’9″ and beyond (22′ in corners).

As a result, it makes it that much easier for D Rose to show off his vintage blow byes, that end with fancy finishes at the rim.

Damned if You Do

In regards to what type of magic work ethic wand was waived to produce his prolific increase, the Memphis alum estimates that he got off somewhere between 15,000 to 20,000 shots over this most recent summer.

As indicated by his current growth from beyond the arc, it’s evident that when, in the aftermath of dropping 50 in Utah’s face, Rose stated he “worked his ass off, bro,” the passionate point guard wasn’t lying.

 

John Gorham

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