1. Derrick Rose, Bulls: He had a nine-assist game and a 26-point game
in his first three outings as a pro, and his fingerprints are all over
the Bulls' 2-2 start. He averaged 18.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.3
assists during the first week; if he maintains those numbers for the
season, he'll be just the ninth rookie to do so in league history.
2. Derrick Rose, Bulls
Quickness. Strength. Craftiness with his change of speed. An explosive jumper. A great first step. And the ability to finish with either hand around the rim. When your point guard has all those qualities -- plus is hardworking and humble, as Rose is -- the All-Star Game is a mere formality. It may take some years, but he's headed in that direction.