Indiana’s biggest need this season is adding firepower to its second unit. The Pacers could have one of the best starting lineups in the league next season, but the second unit is a bit lacking. Luckily for them, some bonafide veteran scorers will be free agents this season, led by Derrick Rose.
Rose has found the fountain of youth with the New York Knicks. Despite missing multiple weeks after testing positive for COVID-19, Rose didn’t miss a beat. He was reunited with Tom Thibodeau and it is a pairing that just works.
Rose has proven he has plenty left in the gas tank as well. He has been easily New York’s best player in the postseason, averaging 22.8 points, 5.0 assists and 4.3 rebounds in 37 minutes per game, taking over the starting point guard spot from Elfrid Payton the previous two games.
If Derrick Rose legitimately tests free agency and has any inkling about leaving New York and Thibodeau, the Pacers have to jump in. He would be a great fit and elevate the team to help get back into the postseason.