To win in the NBA in this day and age, you need a killer point guard. General Manager John Paxson beat the odds at this year’s NBA draft and the Bulls were awarded the number-one pick, which they used on Rose, the Memphis guard who grew up right here in Chicago worshipping MJ. In this young season, he’s played well, especially for a rookie—in fact, sometimes it looks like he’s the only Bull playing out there. Now with Kirk Hinrich out for an extended period of time, this becomes unquestionably Rose’s team to lead. It might take a couple seasons to grow, but the seed’s been planted.
Best of Chicago 2008