Derrick Rose to Lakers could have been a reality before the 2020 trade deadline, if Pistons had gotten a future number 1 pick in return.
Several NBA teams including Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers were trying to trade with Detroit Pistons for Derrick Rose before the 2020 trade deadline. The Pistons were aiming to move Rose if they get a first-round pick and a player in return. Pistons tried to work out a deal with the Lakers but that was not successful.
The two teams most interested in in acquiring Derrick Rose at the trading deadline are the Philadelphia 76ers & Los Angeles Lakers pic.twitter.com/tmkrwEXa5t
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According to some reports, the Los Angeles Lakers rejected an offer that would have sent Alex Caruso and a first-round draft pick to the Detroit Pistons in return for Derrick Rose.
Derrick Rose to Lakers should have happened according to NBA executive
One Western Conference executive thinks that the Pistons should have traded Rose to the Lakers as he wanted to play in Purple & Gold.
The Western Conference executive said “The ask was too great, they totally mishandled that. It was the perfect time to move him. He was the ultimate rental at the trade deadline. You could keep him fresh for the playoffs and still have him next year on a very cap-friendly deal. He (Derrick Rose) would’ve made a first-round playoff team into a second-round team, and he would’ve put the Lakers or the Clippers over the top.”
2021 Free Agent list is Crazy
Three-time NBA all-star, Derrick Rose will be an unrestricted free agent in summer 2021 and teams will look for the opportunity to trade Rose.
Summer 2021 will be exciting as 2019. Many big names will be on the free-agent list such as Chris Paul, LeBron James, Danny Green, Spencer Dinwiddie, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kawhi Leonard, and more.