Bulls point guard Derrick Rose claims that his three-point shot is vastly improved. "It's there; I have a consistent 3-point shot now," Rose said. "You'll see. I just have so much confidence in my jump shot now. It's coming along so good. It's past even my expectations at this point."
HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: If true, if he has improved his three-point shot, defenses will have to pick their poison with Derrick Rose in 2011.
Consider opposing defenses' dilemma. If defenders back off Rose, he'll use his newly extended range to hit from the outside. If defenders apply pressure, he'll attack the basket to create for himself and teammates.
Of course, signing Carlos Boozer also helps. The power forward will provide a much needed presence down low, which will draw double-teams and create space for the Chicago Bulls' perimeter players.
So Rose will get his share of catch-and-shoot opportunities off Boozer. And the former Utah star is the kind of skilled big he can effectively run pick-and-rolls with.
Look for Rose - with his revamped jump-shot - to headline a strong Chciago squad next year and for the foreseeable future.
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