Derrick Rose and the Detroit Pistons are in conversation to part ways

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Derrick Rose looks to be available for trade. Knicks appear to be a potential suitor, with more teams also being present in some fashion apparently.

Derrick Rose, at around 8:33 PM EST began to have an interesting night, but don’t take our word for it. Take Dave McMenamin’s 16.

He’s been a reliable source for an exceedingly long time. Let’s go with him.

As usual, hearing “personal reasons” leads irresponsible people to wonder what that reasons those are. If they are Rose’s then we won’t speculate, but this doesn’t exactly clarify which person owns those reasons.

Maybe Dwane Casey himself has a thought or two he wants to keep to himself. Maybe they’re the reasons some fans have had and the Pistons, for whatever reason, decided tonight would be the time to listen. There are other opinions out there too and are a lot to choose from. What’s described there is pretty vague, and it could be anything really as long as you’re looking at this in an unreasonably broad way.

However, the truth appears to be somewhat simpler. After nine minutes of someone presumably going “hmm,” Shams Charania had this to add:

It appears Rose’s tenure with the Detroit Pistons might be coming to a close.

That tenure was what we’ve come to understand as the late-career Derrick Rose fare. He saw a resurgence in numbers and popularity while taking the role of the Pistons’ sixth man. That popularity is still going strong if recent All-Star Game voting is any indication:

What this means for the Knicks is the type of Tom Thibodeau/former Chicago Bull reunion we’ve come to kind of get confused about but expect anyway.

What it means for the Pistons is a bit more interesting. Derrick Rose’s role has been a slightly lighter version of his 2019-2020 self. He comes off the bench, plays about 20 minutes, and scores about 15. What that means to teams at large is hard to say, but what that value means to Tom Thibodeau is more fun to think about.

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