I still expect him to carry a lot of the load while Rose is gone and he needs to make a bigger impact towards the end of the game. 5 for 15 isn't going to cut it but that's my opinion
He's not that type of player though. He needs someone who make plays for him. It's unfair to down on him for that.
This team isn't very good which is my number one reason for not wanting Rose back this year. Our advantage over every team in the east is our Superstar hasn't even entered his prime yet. We need to be very careful with Rose and make a run of it next year.
If age 22 is a persons prime I'm in big trouble. Prime year for most athletes are usually 27-30 just because he was really good his MVP year doesn't mean he'll never exceed that.
Not all guys are the same, Rose's prime years started at 22. Does that mean that was his best season of his career? Not necessarily, but it will definitely be one of his best when his career is over. I really doubt he'll be better at 29 and 30 than he was at 22.