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Many feel Deron Williams, Chris Paul and Rajon Rondo are better point guards, but D-Rose has frequently done well against them head-to-head.
Against D-Williams, Rose has done well to neutralize the savvy All-Star. In their match-ups, the reigning MVP's Bulls have won four of six games, with Rose averaging 23.3 points and 5.8 assists while Williams has averaged only 16.7 points and 10.3 assists.
Against CP3, Chicago is a dominant 5-0. Rose has averaged 17.6 points and 8.4 dimes to Paul's 18.4 points and 10 assists.
Rondo actually has had significant success against D-Rose in his career. The Boston Celtics' best player is 10-8 when he goes head-to-head against Rose, including winning a playoff series. The good news is Rose has won the last five contests against Rondo, averaging 21 points and 5.7 assists to his counterpart's 14.3 points and 11.3 assists.
For Rose to be considered an elite point guard, he needs to continually beat elite point guards not only in the win column, but also statistically in head-to-head matchups.