As basketball fans anxiously await #TheReturn, Derrick Rose is already being considered in the conversation as best player in the NBA, even after after missing all of last season with a knee injury.
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Former NBA great Stephon Marbury tweeted his praise of Rose earlier this week:
If Derrick Rose is 100 percent healthy, I have him being one of the best players in the NBA #HandsDown and that's between Kobe and Lebron— I AM PEACE STAR (@StarburyMarbury) September 9, 2013
The 36-year-old knows a thing or two about what it means to be a great point guard. In his 13 years in the NBA, "Starbury" averaged 19.3 points and 7.6 assists per game.
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In his four seasons of game action, Rose sits at 21 points per game with 6.8 assists.