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The Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Derrick Rose thinks he is currently a better player than he was during his 2010-2011 MVP season.

Here is what Rose said, per Slam:

“To be honest, I feel like I’m better. I was reckless back then. I didn’t know the game.

Just look at my game now, then look at my game when I played with the Bulls. It was a reckless game. Now, I’m more poised. I’m more under control. Whenever I do go to the basket, I’m smarter. My IQ is a lot higher.

I think I got the complete package now. I can drive. I’m taking the shots that they’re giving me. And I’m shooting the ball pretty good right now. So I think I’m a better player.”

This season, the 30-year-old player is averaging 18.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists, while shooting at 48.0 percent from the floor in 29.4 minutes of action.