Many things are said within the first few months of an NBA season. These guys can do this, those guys will do that, and most daringly– (blank) are the BEST at (blank).
Most people would say, through the first 30 games of this 2014-15 season that Golden State’s duo of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson have been the best backcourt the NBA has to offer; however, going forward we all know that good things can, and often do change.
I promise to not bring up the fact Derrick Rose is a former MVP as a trump card. This is an examination of the present, and only that. I also promise to point out the positives in his return, as well as right the wrong of saying Jimmy G. wasn’t a go-to offensive weapon.
Over the past couple weeks it’s been pretty obvious that the Bulls are not only the best of the East, but can compete with the best of the West as well. Let’s take a look at that.
Comparison Since 12/22
Since December 22nd, the date Derrick Rose returned from “illness,” the Bulls have gone 5-0; with Rose and Butler scoring a combined 229 points. Whereas the Warriors are 2-2 during that same time frame. Granted, they still have the best record in the NBA, but the Bulls are seemingly on the upswing.
Since that same date, Curry and Thompson have combined for 152 points, albeit in one less contest. So, to make things fair, let’s go back one more game and then add up the totals.