New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers Among Teams Eying Rose Trade
Team are starting to check in on the availability of Derrick Rose once again.
As the Detroit Pistons continue to occupy the very bottom of the Eastern Conference ladder at 5-18, playoff teams are eying the services of the veteran point guard.
Two of his most notable suitors at this time are the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Clippers. A trade to the Knicks would mean a reunion for Rose with his former Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, while a move to the Clippers would provide Los Angeles a legitimately offensive weapon at the point guard spot. Rose, who has not played since January 30th, has averaged 14.2 points and 4.2 assists through 15 games.
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According to The Athletic, the Pistons and Rose have agreed that a trade would make the most sense for both sides.
Rose is no stranger to the bright lights of Madison Square Garden. Back in the Summer of 2016, Rose was moved from Chicago to the Knicks where he would go onto average 18.0 points per game in his lone season with the team. Since overcoming a slew of injuries and personal challenges, Rose was able to right the ship and re-establish himself as a legitimate above average point guard in the NBA.
It now seems like his time with the Pistons is very quickly coming to a close.