John Paxson: Derrick Rose is special

Updated: April 8, 2011, 5:07 PM ET

As the No. 1 pick of the 2008 NBA draft, Derrick Rose wasn't exactly an unknown talent, but Chicago Bulls executive vice president of basketball operations John Paxson said the organization had no idea Rose would be this good.

"I'm not going to say any of us knew that," Paxson said Friday on "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN 1000. "I think when we saw him in college the combination of his strength and speed were unique when you looked at the point guard position being such a valuable ...

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