Knicks and Clippers Interested in Pistons’ Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose at the Adidas event in 2013. Photo by Masatoshi Okauchi/REX/Shutterstock

Detroit Pistons point guard Derrick Rose has been enjoying a bit of a career resurgence in recent seasons, and it appears that other NBA teams have taken notice.

In a recent piece published on The Athletic, Shams Charania reported that Rose has emerged as a trade target for the NY Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers in recent weeks. Charania points out that neither the Pistons nor Rose showed urgency to part ways but that this won’t stop the player’s suitors from trying.

The Knicks interest in Rose isn’t surprising, considering they are coached by Tom Thibodeau, who previously worked with the 32-year-old veteran in Chicago and Minnesota. Reportedly, Thibodeau would like to get Rose on his team once again and is pushing strongly for the trade.

The Clippers, on the other hand, are always on the market for a point guard. Picking Derrick Rose ahead of other candidates would make sense since he’s on an expiring contract and might not cost them too much. Also, he would immediately make them an even more dangerous team and strengthen their status as a challenger for the top of the Western Conference.

Rose has had a solid start of the 2020-21 season, averaging 14.8 points and 4.6 assists per game.