Derrick Rose will dawn the orange and blue once again. The Detroit Pistons are trading Rose along with draft compensation to the New York Knicks for guard Dennis Smith Jr.
With this trade, looks as though the Pistons will be starting a very painful rebuild. The Pistons on the season are currently 5-18, placing last in the Eastern Conference.
For the New York Knicks, it seems a little different. Trading for Derrick Rose doesn’t mean this team turns into a contender.
Head coach Tom Thibodeau reportedly was pushing for the Knicks to acquire Rose. He knows Thibodeau very well from his days in Chicago with the Bulls and in Minnesota with the Timberwolves. Does this mean Elfrid Payton gets a demotion?
But, Rose to the Knicks does give some fans nightmares. Although Rose had a solid season in New York, it would be overshadowed by one controversial event.
On January 10, 2017, Derrick Rose was fined by the NBA for flying to Chicago to be with his mother but not notifying team officials ahead of their game against the Pelicans the previous day.
Per someone who lived in his building, Rose also felt homesick.
Anyways, in 2016, Derrick Rose averaged 18 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game.
So far this season, Rose has averaged 14.2 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 4.2 assists. He’s also shot 43 percent from the field and 33 percent from beyond the arc.
The Knicks are hoping Rose provides a good veteran presence.