Though point guard Derrick Rose used to be a player that played on an elite level, that hasn’t been the case as a late. However, Rose stills shows that he has the ability to play at the elite level he once played. Rose’s athleticism is still there, but as we all know, Rose has an unfortunate history with injuries; mainly with his knees. Recently, Rose sustained a torn meniscus. He underwent uncomplicated left knee arthroscopy on April 5, 2017; he’s expected to miss approximately 3-6 weeks.
During the 2011 NBA season, Rose played at an elite level and was rewarded for his outstanding play with the Most Valuable Player Award. He averaged 25.0 points per game, along with averaging 7.7 assists per game. The following season, Rose continued his elite play until a season ending injury during a playoff game. Rose sustained a torn left ACL, and since then, Rose has had other relative knee injuries. During this past season, Rose averaged 18.0 points per game, and only 4.4 assists per game. Questions swirl around as to if Derrick Rose will return to his MVP form, but time will tell until see the return of the vintage Derrick Rose.