Even with his MVP-days behind him, Derrick Rose has become a hot commodity in the NBA.
Averaging 18 points, 5.8 assists, and 2.4 rebounds in 26 minutes per game this season, the 3x All-Star is having a bit of a resurgence in Detroit. He has become a go-to option on offense, able to score from distance and under the rim.
Ahead of February’s trade deadline, multiple teams are rumored to be in pursuit of Rose, including the Lakers and 76ers.
The Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers and multiple teams with championship aspirations have expressed interest in trading for Detroit Pistons guard Derrick Rose, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
The Clippers have checked in on Rose as well, but it was more of a common exploratory talk, sources said.
The Lakers and Sixers are in search of point guard assistance for the stretch run, sources said.
Yahoo Sources: Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers among teams that have expressed interest in trading for Detroit Pistons star Derrick Rose. https://t.co/z1lJKl5QpC
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) January 20, 2020
The Lakers and Sixers are two teams in serious need of backcourt depth. For both, Rose checks every box. He can handle the ball, shoot threes when needed and drive to the rim.
He’s an exceptional player in a groove right now, and you can expect talks to heat up in the days and weeks to come.