John Wall speaks out on MVP Derrick Rose: ‘Toughest player I’ve ever played in my life’
Washington Wizards All-Star point guard John Wall says MVP Derrick Rose is the toughest player he’s ever played in his life. Wall was a rookie when Rose won the MVP award with the Chicago Bulls during the 2010-11 season.
D-Rose won the MVP at 22. He is still the youngest MVP in NBA history. The Chicago native guided the Bulls to the best record in the league during 2010-11 season, all while averaging 25.0 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 7.7 assists:
John Wall spoke about MVP Derrick Rose with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson: "Toughest player I've ever played in my life. Man when I tell you it was nothing you could do. We've never seen a guy be that fast & that athletic but have one of the best floaters we've ever seen." pic.twitter.com/kB0CeEzfV6
— Ashish Mathur (@amathur25) May 2, 2020
Since winning that MVP award, Rose has unfortunately undergone four knee surgeries. However, the former Bulls superstar is still one of the best point guards in the NBA and remains a blur in transition.
This season with the Detroit Pistons, Rose put up 18.1 points and 5.6 assists in 50 games. Bulls fans gave the former MVP two standing ovations when the Pistons came to the United Center. Rose will always be the third-most-popular player in Bulls franchise history after Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, respectively.
Wizards fans received hope watching Rose play the last two seasons. The three-time All-Star is still an elite player after all the injuries. Washington fans are hoping Wall can recapture his star form when he comes back next season. The former No. 1 overall pick will be returning from an Achilles tear and heel surgery.
Rose finished his Bulls career with averages of 19.7 points and 6.2 assists. He’s got one year left on his contract with the Pistons.
Chicago fans are certainly hoping the Bulls’ new front office will have an interest in bringing Rose back home in the summer of 2021 when he becomes an unrestricted free agent.