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Derrick Rose believes he’s a Hall of Famer

Pistons, Derrick Rose

Detroit Pistons point guard Derrick Rose believes he’s a Hall of Famer, maybe not in everybody’s eyes, but to the people he grew up with in Chicago.

Rose was able to make it out of Englewood, one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in Chicago. The new Pistons guard says he was able to live up to the expectations everyone put on him as a kid:

Since winning the MVP award back in 2011 with the Chicago Bulls, Derrick Rose has undergone four knee surgeries and been traded twice. He was even waived by the Utah Jazz and there was a brief moment during the 2017-18 season where people thought Rose’s NBA career was over.

Rose was able to rejuvenate his career with the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Chicago native averaged 14.2 points for the Timberwolves in the 2018 playoffs and put up 18.0 points per game last season while shooting 48.2 percent overall and 37.0 percent from the 3-point line.

The highlight of Rose’s 2018-19 campaign was his 50-point game against the Jazz on Halloween. The Pistons signed the former MVP to a two-year deal this summer. Rose will likely back up Reggie Jackson in Detroit unless the Pistons trade Jackson, who is in the final year of his contract.

Rose has career averages of 18.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 5.6 assists in 546 games with the Bulls, New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Timberwolves.