By Charlie Roumeliotis
Over the summer, Derrick Rose confidently declared himself the best player in the NBA, despite missing an entire season with an ACL injury.
ESPN has been releasing their rankings, predicting the overall level of play for each player for the upcoming season, beginning at No. 500.
And on Monday, the Bulls point guard appeared on the list at No. 9.
Rose was awarded the league's MVP award during the 2010-11 season, the youngest player in NBA history to do so at 22 years of age. According the ESPN Stats & Information, Rose is one of seven players in NBA history with career averages of at least 21 points and six assists per game.
Earlier this month, Joakim Noah and Luol Deng also made the Top 50 in ESPN's rankings and several other Bulls were included in the list.
You can check out the Bulls team breakdown here.