He might be the league's Most Valuable Player this year, but what's more impressive is a simple reality: Derrick Rose is putting up historic numbers this year.
Since the 1946-47 season, there have been 312 individual seasons in which a player averaged at least 7.8 assists. Out of those 312, only 23 have come from a player also averaging at least 24 points per game.
If that isn't an elite enough number, those 23 individual seasons were accomplished by only 10 players.
Consider what Rose is doing this season. He has taken a Bulls team that was hoping to be a playoff contender last year into position to be the top seed in the Eastern Conference. He's their leading scorer and leading them in assists, not a small feat.
But think back at some of the great point guards in NBA history. Magic Johnson, Isaiah Thomas, Bob Cousy and Jason Kidd weren't able to do what Rose is averaging this year.
Indeed, if Rose averages 25 points and 8 assists this year, he would become only the tenth player in NBA history to do both in the same season. Ever.