Apparently, I can’t read. Rose didn’t jack up seven treys. Chauncey Billups did.
But I still have the same fear: I don’t want Rose to become too reliant on his outside shooting. His free throw attempts per game need to go up. To me, that’s just as important as developing his outside touch.
Free throws represent easy points that cause foul trouble for the opposing team. I love the way Rose has improved since entering the league, but he isn’t aggressive enough at drawing fouls.
Last season, he had only five games with double figure free throw attempts. For comparison, LeBron James had 42 of them. Dwyane Wade had 32. LeBron James had. If you’d prefer a point guard comparison, Chauncey Billups had 15.
Stars and especially superstars need to get to the line. That’s all I’m saying.