Derrick Rose joining Detroit Pistons on 2-year, $15 million deal
Free agent guard Derrick Rose has agreed to a two-year, $15M deal to join the Detroit Pistons, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 30, 2019
This shouldn’t come as a surprise, as the Pistons have already indicated that one of their priorities in free agency is adding a point guard. They quickly addressed that by signing Rose, who is coming off a resurgent season with the Minnesota Timberwolves, where he averaged 18 points and 4.3 assists per game.
With Rose on board, the Pistons will have another offensive threat behind All-Star forward Blake Griffin. It is not clear if he will be Detroit’s starting point guard next season, but he will definitely compete with Reggie Jackson as the team’s primary floor general.
The Pistons made it to the playoffs last season, but they were swept by the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round. Adding Rose doesn’t make them a much better team, but the former league MVP can still give them consistent production, assuming of course that he’ll be 100 percent healthy.
Rose has been bouncing around the league ever since he suffered those career-altering injuries in Chicago. He’s no longer the explosive superstar that we all wanted him to be, but he’s able to modify his game so that he can still be effective on the floor. Now, if he and Griffin will be able to avoid injuries, Detroit has the potential to be one of the better teams in the East next season.
He’s definitely a good acquisition for the Pistons.