Derrick Rose explodes TO DOMINATE on HIS 10TH MVP anniversary, (“2011” SEASON WITH THE KNICKS), to seal Knicks’ first winning season since 2013

Derrick Rose explodes TO DOMINATE on HIS 10TH MVP anniversary, (“2011” SEASON WITH THE KNICKS),  to seal Knicks’ first winning season since 2013

It was the 10th anniversary of Derrick Rose becoming the youngest MVP in league history. And he celebrated Monday by going vintage.

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The 32-year-old dropped a season-high 25 points, including three clutch buckets in the final three-plus minutes of a 118-104 victory over the Grizzlies.  He wrapped up his night with an understatement in the press conference.

“I’m just happy to still be here and playing decent basketball,” the point guard said.

The Knicks (37-28), winners of 12 of their last 13, clinched their first winning season since 2013. They led throughout the night but reached a critical moment after the Grizzlies cut the deficit to 5 with about six minutes left. Julius Randle (28 points) responded with a 3-pointer, and Rose took New York home.

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Rose has now scored at least 19 points in five of the last seven games.

“That’s the great value in him, whether he was the MVP of the league at 22 or 10 years later, he’s the same guy,” said Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau, who also coached Rose during his MVP season with the Bulls.

“He’s always been a team-first guy and winning’s always at the forefront, he’s always been a great teammate. He’s happy when other people have success. He’s most happy when the team wins. And whether he scores two points or he scores 20 points, he’s the same guy. And he’s doing it a lot of different ways, I think, I have mentioned this many times when we look at his net rating per 48 when he’s on the floor, what he’s done with us is pretty remarkable. So he adds a lot of value to winning.”

Rose shot 11 of 15 from the field in 26 minutes, utterly outplaying Grizzlies star Ja Morant (8 points, 2-for-13 shooting). Morant not only produced a dud, he was ejected with one minute left for arguing calls.

The Knicks were shorthanded at center with starter Nerlens Noel sitting because of a sprained ankle. He joined the first starting center Mitchell Robinson (broken foot) on the inactive list, and the squeeze was exacerbated by foul trouble to Monday’s starter, Taj Gibson. It prompted Norvel Pelle into action as Thibodeau again resisted going small.

But like most potential concerns during this Knicks hot stretch, it was never really a problem in Memphis. Gibson filled in well and grabbed 12 boards in 33 minutes. Pelle rejected three shots in 15 minutes. The Knicks pounded Memphis and swept the season series.

The Grizzlies (32-32) are decent but New York’s opposition level turns up a notch with the Nuggets, Suns, Clippers, Lakers and Spurs all next on the schedule, in that order. But they’re playing as well as anybody in the NBA.

Alec Burks returned Monday a two-week, eight-game absence because of COVID protocols. He didn’t skip a beat with nine points in 16 minutes, but his night was cut short by a leg injury. It didn’t appear serious.

His presence cut into the time of starter Elfrid Payton, who had 10 points in 18 minutes. Rose certainly wasn’t affected, however. He turned back the clock.

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On Monday night, the New York Knicks won for the 12th time in the last 13 games, beating the Memphis Grizzlies 118-104 behind 28 points from Julius Randle and a season-high 25 points from Derrick Rose. In a vacuum it wasn’t the most exciting or memorable game, but it did mean a lot to the Knicks and their long-suffering fans.
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With that win, the Knicks are now 37-28, which guarantees they’ll have a winning season for the first time in nearly a decade. You have to go back to 2013, when Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith led them to the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference, to find the last time the Knicks finished over .500. In the seven seasons since then they’ve gone a combined 184-374, and haven’t made a single playoff appearance.Speaking of the postseason, they are guaranteed a trip to the play-in tournament, and are closing in on securing an automatic berth with a top-six seed. Following Monday’s slate of games, they’re all alone in fourth place and have a three-game lead on the 7th place Boston Celtics. There’s still one game left between the two teams, which will decide the season series, so the Knicks have some work to do.

Regardless of what happens from here on out, this has been an incredible turnaround for the Knicks, who had only won 38 games in the past two seasons combined. Even coach Tom Thibodeau had to exchange his gruff demeanor for a celebration after this win, and when you’ve got him smiling and hugging people on the court, you know things are going well.

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Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose
Hip length view of man raising the basketball to shoot free throw, with black moustache, beard, and short dreadlocks, thin white headband, wearing navy blue Timberwolves uniform
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Rose with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2019
No. 4 – New York Knicks
Position Point guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born October 4, 1988 (age 32)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school Simeon Career Academy
(Chicago, Illinois)
College Memphis (2007–2008)
NBA draft 2008 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Playing career 2008–present
Career history
20082016 Chicago Bulls
2016–2017 New York Knicks
2017–2018 Cleveland Cavaliers
20182019 Minnesota Timberwolves
20192021 Detroit Pistons
2021–present New York Knicks
Career highlights and awards
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Medals
Men’s basketball
Representing
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United States
FIBA World Cup
Gold medal – first place
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2010 Turkey Team
Gold medal – first place
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2014 Spain Team

Derrick Martell Rose (born October 4, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one year of college basketball for the Memphis Tigers before being drafted first overall by his hometown Chicago Bulls in the 2008 NBA draft.[1] He was named the NBA Rookie of the Year and also became the youngest player to win the NBA Most Valuable Player Award in 2011 at age 22.

Rose was born and raised in Chicago, and attended Simeon Career Academy. He was highly recruited by colleges, eventually choosing to join the University of Memphis under coach John Calipari. Rose led the Tigers to the most wins in NCAA history (a 38–2 record), their first number 1 ranking in 25 years, and an appearance in the NCAA championship game.

National team career

Rose was a member of the United States men’s national basketball teams that won gold medals at the 2010 and 2014 FIBA World Cup.

Player profile

Standing at 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) and weighing 200 pounds (91 kg), Rose plays mostly at the point guard position. He averages 18.8 points per game for his career. He has never been a knock-down shooter from the arc, shooting 30 percent for his career. He developed into a bank-shot shooter during the 2015–16 season after struggling with his jump shot due to what he attributes to depth perception issues following eye surgery in 2015.

Career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS Games started  MPG Minutes per game
 FG% Field goal percentage  3P% 3-point field goal percentage  FT% Free throw percentage
 RPG Rebounds per game  APG Assists per game  SPG Steals per game
 BPG Blocks per game  PPG Points per game  Bold Career high

NBA

Regular season

 
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 Chicago 81 80 37.0 .475 .222 .788 3.9 6.3 .8 .2 16.8
2009–10 Chicago 78 78 36.8 .489 .267 .766 3.8 6.0 .7 .3 20.8
2010–11 Chicago 81 81 37.4 .445 .332 .858 4.1 7.7 1.0 .6 25.0
2011–12 Chicago 39 39 35.3 .435 .312 .812 3.4 7.9 .9 .7 21.8
2013–14 Chicago 10 10 31.1 .354 .340 .844 3.2 4.3 .5 .1 15.9
2014–15 Chicago 51 51 30.0 .405 .280 .813 3.2 4.9 .7 .3 17.7
2015–16 Chicago 66 66 31.8 .427 .293 .793 3.4 4.7 .7 .2 16.4
2016–17 New York 64 64 32.5 .471 .217 .874 3.8 4.4 .7 .3 18.0
2017–18 Cleveland 16 7 19.3 .439 .250 .854 1.8 1.6 .2 .3 9.8
2017–18 Minnesota 9 0 12.4 .426 .167 1.000 .7 1.2 .4 .0 5.8
2018–19 Minnesota 51 13 27.3 .482 .370 .856 2.7 4.3 .6 .2 18.0
2019–20 Detroit 50 15 26.0 .490 .306 .871 2.4 5.6 .8 .3 18.1
2020–21 Detroit 15 0 22.8 .429 .333 .840 1.9 4.2 1.2 .3 14.2
Career 611 504 32.3 .456 .305 .827 3.4 5.6 .8 .3 18.7
All-Star 3 2 21.0 .517 .667 .500 1.3 4.0 1.3 .0 11.0

Playoffs

 
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009 Chicago 7 7 44.7 .492 .000 .800 6.3 6.4 .6 .7 19.7
2010 Chicago 5 5 42.4 .456 .333 .818 3.4 7.2 .8 .0 26.8
2011 Chicago 16 16 40.6 .396 .248 .828 4.3 7.7 1.4 .7 27.1
2012 Chicago 1 1 37.0 .391 .500 1.000 9.0 9.0 1.0 1.0 23.0
2015 Chicago 12 12 37.8 .396 .348 .897 4.8 6.5 1.2 .5 20.3
2018 Minnesota 5 0 23.8 .509 .700 .857 1.8 2.6 .4 .0 14.2
Career 46 41 38.8 .423 .311 .838 4.5 6.6 1.0 .5 22.7

College

 
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007–08 Memphis 40 40 29.2 .477 .337 .712 4.5 4.7 1.2 .4 14.9

Accomplishments and awards

NBA

  • NBA Most Valuable Player: 2011
  • NBA All-Star Selection: 2010, 2011, 2012
  • All-NBA First Team: 2011
  • NBA Rookie of the Year: 2009
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team: 2009
  • Skills Challenge Champion: 2009
  • Conference Rookie of the Month: November, December, March
  • Conference Player of the Month: April 2010, March 2011

College

  • Freshman year (2007–08)
    • NCAA Tournament All-Final Four Team
    • NCAA Tournament South Region MVP
    • NABC 3rd Team All-American
    • NABC All-District 7 First Team
    • All-Conference USA First Team
    • Conference USA Freshman of the Year
    • Conference USA All Freshman Team 1st Team
    • Sporting News All-Freshman Team
    • Conference USA Player of the Week for games between December 17 through the 23rd
    • 2K Sports College Hoops Classic MVP
    • 2K Sports College Hoops Classic All-Tournament Team

High school

  • Senior year (2006–07)
    • Class AA State Championship
    • Class AA Tournament MVP
    • Illinois Mr. Basketball 2007
    • 2007 McDonald’s All-American
    • USA Today 2007 All-USA First Team
    • 2007 First-team Parade All-American
    • EA Sports 2007 All-American First Team
    • All State Illinois 2007
    • MaxPreps.com All-America First Team
    • Slam Magazine 2007 First Team
    • MidStateHoops.com 2007 Class AA Player of the Year
  • Junior year (2005–06)
    • Class AA State Championship
    • Class AA Tournament MVP
    • 2006 Parade All-American Fourth Team
    • All State Illinois 2006
    • EA Sports 2006 All-American Second Team
  • Sophomore year (2004–05)

Personal life

On October 9, 2012, Rose’s girlfriend, Mieka Reese, gave birth to their son, Derrick Jr.

Rose’s agent is former Bulls guard B. J. Armstrong.

Rose is a Christian and has spoken about his faith, saying “God does everything for a reason”. He wears a wristband that says “In Jesus‘ Name I Play” and has several tattoos about his faith.

In 2018, Rose introduced The Rose Scholars, a scholarship program to help students achieve a higher education.

Endorsements

Rose was the cover athlete of NBA 2K13 alongside fellow NBA players Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin.[171]

Rose was the lone cover athlete for the 2K Sports Downloadable Content game, NBA 2K10 Draft Combine, which was released on Xbox Live Arcade for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 3.

Rose is a part-owner and spokesman for the Chicago-based Giordano’s Pizzeria.

In 2008, Rose signed a shoe deal with Adidas for $1 million per year. He has also signed with Wilson Sporting Goods.[176] Other endorsement deals include Skullcandy headphones, Powerade, Force Factor sports drinks and a suburban Chicago Nissan dealership. In May 2018, it was announced that the Adidas D Rose 9’s would be released in July 2018.

In 2011, Rose was estimated by Crain’s Chicago Business to earn $1.5–$2.5 million annually in endorsements, ranking just outside the top 10 NBA players in that category. In 2012, it was reported that Rose signed a contract extension with Adidas, worth $185 million over 14 years.

 

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