#NBArank 8: Derrick Rose

ESPN.com and the TrueHoop Network are ranking every NBA player -- and counting them down on Twitter (@NBAonESPN), from No. 500 to No. 1. As the rankings are announced, you can also find them here on the pages of ESPN.com.

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Wanted to let out a gasp, but upon further review, reigning MVP Derrick Rose is right where he should be -- behind the game's greats #NBArankMon Oct 17 17:08:58 via web

Derrick Rose at No. 8 seems a bit low. He is the only offensive force on his team, and he got them to the conference finals. #NBArankMon Oct 17 17:11:26 via web

#NBArank number eight is Derrick Rose. That's the perfect spot for him. He shouldn't be any higher than that until he can actually shoot from beyond 20 feet.Mon Oct 17 17:30:03 via web

#NBArank Derrick Rose = MVP > KD any day of the week.Mon Oct 17 17:07:54 via web

#NBArank Derrick Rose will get better, but he will not have another MVP trophy.Mon Oct 17 17:47:35 via web

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