The former MVP point guard currently ranks 23rd in the NBA in assists with 5.7 per game. Rose is shooting 36.3 percent from the floor and 23.4 percent on three-pointers. His scoring average of 13.4 points per game is barely half of what he put up during his MVP campaign five years ago.
Before the season starting, I wrote a piece wondering whether Rose might actually be the fourth-best player on the Bulls (behind Jimmy Butler, Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah). Based on PER (player efficiency rating), he's 10th at the moment. Not in the league, on his own team. Yikes.
If the Bulls could cut Rose w/o having to pay him, at this point...would anyone argue they wouldn't?— Russillo (@ryenarussillo) December 11, 2015
Last night Rose attempted this behind-the-back pass: