What can a first pick get you these days in the NBA?
This summer it didn’t seem like much when Derrick Rose  struggled at the Orlando Summer League. Tonight, however, he is showing more signs of potential.
Rose is fast so the match up between him and Rajon Rondo  is a quick-moving battle to the basket. Both point guards like to drive the lane and Rose has already proved that like Rondo, he isn’t afraid to take on the big guys.
Early in the first quarter Rose drove to the hoop against Kendrick Perkins  and drew the fouls. He blocked out “De-riiicck” chants from the crowd to nail both free throws.
Of course you can’t base an opinion on a few minutes of basketball but tonight Rose is coming out strong against the defending champs.