**Derrick Rose was named the league’s MVP for the 2010-11 season. He was the youngest MVP in NBA history at 22 years old. In the four seasons since then, he has played in 100 out of a possible 312 regular season games (32.1%).
The Bulls have won 70% of their games when Rose plays, and 58% when he doesn’t in that span.
**Offensively, a big part of Rose’s game is slashing to the rim and either finishing or drawing contact. Last season, his rate of drawing fouls was down 35.6% from his MVP season. His field goal percentage at the rim decreased at a rate 8.3% from his MVP season. His overall efficiency (PER) dropped 32.5%, from 9th in the NBA in 2010-11 to 113th last season.
**Rose’s average shot distance was 14.2 feet last season, 17.4% further than his career average. Part of the reason is that Rose shot three-pointers at the highest rate in his career. A big number – 32.5% – of his field goal attempts were three-point attempts, a 34.9% rate increase from his MVP season.
**In his MVP season, Rose made $5.5 million and contributed 13.1 win shares, about $423K per win share.
Over the last four seasons, Rose has made approximately $59.9 million. He has contributed 7.0 win shares, about $8.5 million per win share.
Over the last four seasons, the Bulls have seen Rose’s rate of win shares come at about 20-times the cost from his MVP season.
Peter Newmann is an analyst and writer who spent 10 years at ESPN, 8 as the NBA senior researcher working 24/7 on the league. He wrote game notes for crews, articles for ESPN.com, analysis for studio shows, and regularly assisted reporters and writers. Follow him on Twitter, and check out his Web site, www.peternewmann.com.