After once looking like the best thing to happen to the Chicago Bulls since Michael Jordan and looking like a potential Hall-of-Famer, Derrick Rose’s career took a major hit after he became the youngest player in NBA history to win the league MVP award during the 2010-11 NBA season. Now, in his 13th season in the league, Rose has finally worked his way back to being a high-level contributor and is a hot name on the trade market right now.
Over the course of his career, Derrick Rose has missed close to the same amount of games as he has played, but he has remained somewhat healthy these last two seasons in Minnesota and Detroit, proving his worth to the rest of the league. In the last two seasons with the Timberwolves and the Pistons, Derrick Rose has played in 101 games and has averaged 18.1 points, 2.6 rebounds, 5.0 assists, and shot 48.6% from the floor.
While he is not the NBA MVP-caliber player he once was, Derrick Rose can still contribute at a high-level and can make a difference for a championship contender both on and off the court as a veteran leader. He knows what it takes to win and the only thing left he has yet to achieve in his career is hoisting the Larry O’Brien Trophy into the air.
After drafting Killian Hayes 7th overall in the 2020 NBA Draft, the Detroit Pistons will definitely explore trade opportunities for the former league MVP, as he is in the final year of his contract and the Pistons will not look to sign him long-term after this year.
There are plenty of teams around the league who could not only use a reliable, back-up point guard, but could also use a veteran talent like Rose. From playoff hopefuls to true championship contenders, close to about half the league could benefit from trading for Derrick Rose, which is why he is a guy who could absolutely be dealt near the trade deadline this season.
So which teams could use him the most and which trade scenarios make the most sense for the Detroit Pistons? Let’s take a look at three potential trades that would send Derrick Rose away from the Pistons and to his fourth team in as many years.