Derrick Rose has been magnificent this season and the MVP honors are his for the taking.
With his acrobatic shots and his beautiful passing skills, Rose has evolved into one of the best players in the NBA today.
The Bulls are currently first in the Eastern Conference and they are in great position to secure the No. 1 overall seed for the playoffs.
The Bulls are just three wins away from achieving 60—it would be the first time since the Michael Jordan era.
Rose is essentially the reason why the Bulls continue to strive in every game.
Rose is the last piece to the Bulls' puzzle and perhaps to final piece to winning a championship.
However, as perfect as Rose may seem, everybody has their flaws.
Every rose has its thorn, and Derrick is not an exception.
Here are the five areas in which the Chicago Bulls point guard needs to improve.
Derrick Rose can put up shots that will make you slap yourself in the face to make sure you weren't dreaming what you just witnessed.
However, Rose should not be taking as many jump shots.
Derrick Rose is more of a threat around the rim and when he is driving to the basket.
He needs to get in the hole more than he does or he needs to pass it out when he does not have the open look.
There are numerous ways he can contribute on offense, such as getting an assist.
Another way is, when he drives to the basket, the defense will swarm Rose, and usually he could kick it out to a player who has an open shot.
Derrick Rose's shot selection is all about having great discipline, and with Tom Thibodeau as his head coach, this should not be a problem.
Since Rose had a forgettable game against the Golden State Warriors in February when he registered nine turnovers, he made it his mission to improve his ball-handling skills.
Rose has gradually improved since, but he will occasionally have a mental lapse.
Last season, Rose had 217 turnovers, and this season, he has a whooping 260.
On the bright side, since the All-Star break, Rose has just 74 turnovers.
It is a great sign of improvement, considering he had 186 turnovers in the first half of the season.
First, let me say Derrick Rose is an excellent passer.
However, he does not spread the ball around the court as much as he should.
Rose takes shots too early during the shot clock, and this indicates he is trying to create space for himself without generating any movement around the court.
Derrick Rose is the poster boy for acrobatic shots.
He makes these jaw-dropping drives to the basket appear to be so easy and flawless.
As great as that sounds, Rose should not have to do this every time he drives to the lane.
Rose should not be afraid of defenders while he is driving—he should try to get the foul.
It is not necessary every time to make these ridiculous shots, even though it will leave the crowd begging for more, because sometimes these are just foolish shots and they do not go in.
He should be jumping into the body of the defender while trying to get a chance for a trip to the charity line.
Every player could improve on their defense.
Every player could improve on reading screens.
Every player could improve on grabbing defensive rebounds.
Every player could improve on their footwork.
Every player could improve on their man-to-man defense.
Every player could improve on communicating with their players while on defense.
Every player could improve on stealing passes.
And so forth.
Derrick Rose is one of those players.