Report: Derrick Rose asked Pistons for an extended role with more minutes last week
The Pistons have been bringing Rose off the bench all season, but recently started starting him and playing him more minutes:
With the rash of injuries the Pistons have endured and Rose playing well, the veteran guard last week asked for an extended role with more minutes, sources said.
The results have paid off. Rose has scored at least 20 points in nine straight games, but the Pistons are still one of the worst teams in the East and will likely miss the playoffs.
Rose is averaging 18.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 5.9 assists this season for Detroit. 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.
The Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers are among the teams with interest in Rose, who signed a two-year deal with Detroit this past summer. Rose played with Lakers star LeBron James for a little bit during the 2017-18 season with the Cleveland Cavaliers. It wasn’t that good of a fit and the Cavs wound up trading Rose at the trade deadline.
The vice chairman of the Pistons is Arn Herschel Tellem, who was Rose’s agent before. Odds are the front office will have discussions with Rose and his camp before anything goes down.