Pistons news: Tim Frazier says Detroit did a 'tremendous job' by signing Derrick Rose
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Tim Frazier says Pistons did a ‘tremendous job’ by signing Derrick Rose

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Detroit Pistons point guard Tim Frazier says Detroit did a “tremendous job” by signing Derrick Rose in free agency.

Frazier will be the third-string point guard on the Pistons behind Reggie Jackson and Rose.

“They’ve done a tremendous job bringing in Derrick, as well,” Frazier told Pistons.com. “Derrick is going to go in there and be Derrick. That’s the MVP right there. I’m looking forward to it.”

Derrick Rose signed a two-year, $15 million deal with Detroit. This past season with the Minnesota Timberwolves, the former MVP averaged 18.0 points, 2.7 rebounds and 4.3 assists while shooting 48.2 percent from the field, 37.0 percent from beyond the arc, and 85.6 percent from the free-throw line.

Rose scored a career-high 50 points on Halloween against the Utah Jazz. He played in 51 games with the Timberwolves and became the first NBA player since 1983 to score at least 917 points in fewer than 1,400 minutes. Because of Rose’s injury history, the Pistons signed Tim Frazier to a one-year deal. Detroit could possibly play Rose and Frazier together so they have multiple ball-handlers on the court.

The Pistons made the playoffs this past season for the first time since 2016. They unfortunately got swept by the Milwaukee Bucks, but it was a good stepping stone for the franchise.