Derrick Rose

John Wall: Numbers Don't Tell The Whole Story

March 12th, 2010
John Wall - KentuckyNumbers sure are convenient.  As a math teacher, I use them everyday to make comparisons, draw conclusions, and make decisions.   Numbers can be useful to analyze individuals and teams in basketball as well– from comparing points scored and rebounds grabbed, to considering percentages of success.  Numbers, however, remain the default factor in making many important basketball decisions, like choosing All-Conference players, making draft picks, and debating which player is “better.”  While numbers may be symptomatic of a player’s effectiveness, they are rarely the cause.  It is th

NBA: Top 5 Rookies

December 2nd, 2008
Today marks the beginning of a new weekly feature in which HOOPSWORLD's Joel Brigham takes a subjective glance at the league's top rookies. This group will likely fluctuate from one week to the next based on performance and momentum, but week one's analysis com

NBA: Rookie of the Year Talk

November 7th, 2008

By: Bill Ingram 

Blow Up the Wizards

It's amazing how patient the Washington Wizards have been. Whether it's ownership, management, or coaching staff, the Wizards organization has been fairly quiet as they wait for the day when all of their high-dollar stars finally take the court together.

For the third season in a row we have the same storyline dominating pre-season predictions for the Wizards:

NBA: Derrick Rose a Backup?

October 20th, 2008
Chicago Bulls: NBA Draft
If Larry Hughes hadn't banged up his knuckles in practice late last week, it's probable that he would've ousted top rookie Derrick Rose from the starting lineup while new head coach Vinny Del Negro tinkered with differe