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Pistons’ Derrick Rose reveals why he wanted to write an autobiography

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Detroit Pistons point guard Derrick Rose has an autobiography called “I’ll Show You” dropping next week. Chicago Bulls Hall of Fame writer Sam Smith helped Rose write the book.

In an interview with ESPN Radio on Thursday, Rose said he wanted to write the book so he could tell his own story in his own words instead of letting the media control the narrative:

Derrick Rose has been much more open with his life and career lately. The new Pistons guard used to be a quiet and shy guy who never said a word. That all changed when Rose decided to release a documentary called “Pooh” a few months ago.

Rose signed a two-year deal with the Pistons this summer in free agency. The youngest MVP in NBA history played with the Minnesota Timberwolves last season and averaged 18.0 points, 2.7 rebounds and 4.3 assists. Rose shot 48.2 percent from the field, 37.0 percent from beyond the arc, 85.6 percent from the free-throw line and scored a career-high 50 points on Halloween against the Utah Jazz.

D-Rose has undergone four knee surgeries, one eye surgery and one elbow procedure since winning the MVP award back in 2011 with this hometown Bulls. He was almost out of the NBA during the 2017-18 season after the Utah Jazz released him.

Rose will look to continue his bounce-back play with the Pistons in 2019-20.