Fantasy NBA Daily Notes: Derrick Rose’s magical night

In a fun moment fitting of the holiday, Derrick Rose dressed as MVP Derrick Rose for Halloween. The Minnesota Timberwolves’ guard turned back the clock on Wednesday night, scoring a career-high 50 points in the Timberwolves’ 128-125 win over the Jazz in what was the fifth 50-point performance in franchise history.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale

Rose went seven years, 227 days between 40-point games, the fifth-longest span in NBA history, per ESPN Stats & Info. Before Wednesday, Rose last had a 40-point game on March 18, 2011, the season he won MVP.12

My favorite random stat from last night’s vintage performance is that Rose took 653 dribbles on Wednesday, the most in a game this season. The rest of the Timberwolves players had 353 dribbles combined. While Rose had 653 dribbles in his 50-point game, Klay Thompson took just 56. Per Second Spectrum, 16 of Rose’s 19 field goals were unassisted, the second-most unassisted field goals in a game this season behind Blake Griffin’s 17 in his 50-point outing against Philly last week.

Regarding the actionable fantasy spin from Rose’s renaissance performance, it’s becoming apparent he enjoys a massive spike in usage and raw offensive opportunities whenever Jimmy Butler sits. Rose has tallied performances scoring 28 and 50 points, respectively, in the two games Butler has missed this season, while not topping 16 whenever Butler has been active.

We can surely expect to see Rose rostered en masse in ESPN leagues after last night’s performance, but with Butler reportedly set to rejoin the team amid this dramatic trade impasse, we can also expect him to resume a more complementary scoring role rather than the Iversonian performance from last night.nike nfl jerseys cheap china

This said, Butler could be traded at any moment, which would again vault Rose into a uniquely rewarding role even with the likes of Karl-Anthony Towns on the roster. It’s worth stashing Rose, given the increased pressure surrounding the Butler scenario.