Derrick Rose jumps nearly 70 spots in PER after Thunder game

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Prior to Derrick Rose’s best performance of the 2015-16 season against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night, the Chicago Bulls’ point guard sat in the 271st spot on ESPN’s Player Efficiency Rating (PER) list.

PER is one of the more trusted statistics that measures a player’s impact on the game — both offensive and rebound.

Despite the huge jump, Rose, who is No. 207, still trails some not-so-impressive names on the list.

Some notable perimeter players just ahead of him on the list:

No. 204: DeMarre Carroll, TOR — 10.74 PER

No. 200: Eric Gordon, NO — 11.02 PER

No. 199: Tony Allen, MEM — 11.19 PER

No. 198: Ty Lawson, HOU — 11.30

No. 197: C.J. Watson, ORL — 11.32

No. 196: Paul Pierce, LAC — 11.33

The Bulls have only played six games thus far this season, and Rose has been dealing with poor vision from his eye injury, so there is plenty of time for him to turn things around.

However, after an electric performance against the Thunder, the above does bring what Rose has been this year back down to reality a little bit.

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