Hollinger's Gems: March 27, 2009

Rose distributing, a dilemma brewing in the All-NBA voting, a new rule and more

Updated: March 27, 2009, 6:46 PM ET
By John Hollinger |


1. It was unusual that Derrick Rose didn't start last night, but there was something else that I really liked -- his seven assists against seven shot attempts. I've pointed out a few different times in here that Rose has created shots for teammates less often than we might have expected given his credentials coming out of college, putting him more in the Steve Francis category of point guards than the Jason Kidd lineage. Obviously, the Bulls would prefer that he be as good at distributing as scoring, making last night's performance a welcome sight.