Report: Lakers, Sixers interested in trading for Pistons’ Derrick Rose
The Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers and multiple teams with championship aspirations have expressed interest in trading for Detroit Pistons guard Derrick Rose, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.
Rose has scored at least 20 points in nine straight games, tying the second-longest such streak of his career. His career-long streak is 10-straight games. He did it back in 2011 with the Chicago Bulls:
The Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers and multiple teams with championship aspirations have expressed interest in trading for Detroit Pistons guard Derrick Rose, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Rose, 31, is garnering considerable interest that wasn’t there when he was a free agent last summer. He has been the Pistons’ most consistent offensive weapon this season and his play has thrust him into consideration for the All-Star Game, which takes place in his hometown of Chicago next month.
Rose is averaging 18.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 5.9 assists this season. He’s shooting 50.3 percent from the field, 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 88.1 percent from the free-throw line.
Those numbers will go up after Rose put up 21 points in the Pistons’ loss to the Washington Wizards on Monday.
Rose signed a two-year deal with the Pistons this past summer. He played with Lakers star LeBron James for a little bit during the 2017-18 season with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Pistons likely won’t make the playoffs this season. Rose could be a valuable asset to a contender since he can score in bunches and run a team.