Derrick Rose: 5 Predictions for the Chicago Bulls Star Next Season

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Derrick Rose: 5 Predictions for the Chicago Bulls Star Next Season
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Since his rookie season in the NBA, Derrick Rose has used his offseason workouts to consistently enhance his game in many aspects.

Rose has increased his three-point percentage from 22 percent to 33 percent in only three years and raised his free-throw percentage seven percent to a good 86 percent from the line, all while becoming "Too big, too fast, too strong, too good," according to Bulls announcer Stacey King.

So don't think that after his 2010-2011 MVP season Rose will back down. D-Rose would love to bring home more hardware to his hometown Chicago Bulls.

For this summer, he will continue to work on his three-point jump shot to try to improve another deadly skill he could add to his repertoire. With a great three-point jump shot, defenders would be forced to play tight on him at the three-point line, creating room for him to blow right by them to the hole for the highlight play.

Rose might be the fastest player in the league, so if a player wants to play up tight on him, he won't be afraid to go right by him. But for this to happen, he needs to keep shooting threes in the offseason until he can get his three-point percentage around 40 percent.

Another thing Rose can continue to do is work on the pick and roll with Carlos Boozer. In the playoffs against the Heat, Rose would get doubled off the pick, and it caused some turnovers that gave the Heat easy fast-break points. Boozer is a good mid-range shooter, and he needs to continue to create better chemistry with his teammate.

The last thing Rose can do, and I know he won't like this, is to rest. Those legs were so fatigued in the playoffs—even he can admit it. Rose drives to the hole harder than anyone else in the league, so a little R&R couldn't hurt.

Here are five predictions for the reigning MVP next season.

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