Trade No. 1 — Chicago Bulls
Chicago Bulls Receive: G Derrick Rose
Detroit Pistons Receive: F Chandler Hutchison, G Ryan Arcidiancono, NOP 2021 2nd Round Pick (swap, Chicago outgoing), CHI 2022 2nd Round Pick
The best years the Chicago Bulls had as an organization since their last championship in 1998 was when Derrick Rose was leading this team. From 2008-2016, Derrick Rose was the face of the Chicago Bulls and led them to the playoffs all but one year.
Rose was named an All-Star three times during his time with the Chicago Bulls and became the youngest player in NBA history to even win the MVP award at 22 years and 191 days old during the 2010-11 season. Before suffering some major knee injuries, Derrick Rose was one of the best point guards in the league and while he will never reach that level of play again, he is still a very good basketball player and has been improving greatly over the years.
While he is not the player he once was, Derrick Rose can still contribute at a high-level and can make a difference for the Bulls both on and off the court. Chicago knows they cannot compete for a title yet and acquiring Rose will not change things now, but he will have a big impact on this team moving forward.
The lessons he has learned over the course of his career and the experiences he has could be extremely beneficial to some of the youth on the Chicago Bulls. This guy was a league MVP at one point in his career and with the talent that Coby White and Zach LaVine possess in the Bulls’ backcourt, Rose could have a major impact on them moving forward.
This Bulls team does not have a veteran leader who knows what it takes to win, which is why they need Derrick Rose. Outside of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, D-Rose may be the most beloved Chicago Bulls player of all-time by fans and he has gained a lot of respect from the rest of the league over the years. The years of experiences he could bring to this team would be priceless and could really make a difference on some of these young guys’ careers moving forward.
The Pistons need draft picks and young talent, which is exactly what they could get from the Bulls for Derrick Rose. Two second-round picks in next year’s draft can easily be flipped into a late first-round pick and Chandler Hutchison could develop into a solid wing player behind Jerami Grant moving forward.
In 28 games last season, Chandler Hutchison averaged 7.8 points, 3.9 rebounds and shot 45.7% from the floor. Standing about 6’7”, Hutchison has the athleticism and verticality to score in the lane and in time, could become a very reliable bench player on any team.
With Derrick Rose in the final year of his contract, it makes a lot of sense for the Detroit Pistons to trade him now and the Chicago Bulls should do everything they can to bring Rose back to Chicago to finish his career full-circle.