Derrick Rose agreed to a two-year, $15 million deal with the Detroit Pistons.

Last Season

Derrick Rose

Last season with the Timberwolves, Rose played above expectations averaging 18 points per game on 48 percent shooting. Also, he shot 37 percent from three-point land. One of the highlights from Rose’s season was a 50 point game against the Utah Jazz on Halloween. The former Bulls star sealed the victory with a block in the final seconds.

Rose played in only 51 games, his season ended in March when he had surgery to remove bone chips in his right elbow. He has had several injuries since winning the MVP award in 2011.

With the Wolves, Rose shot a career high in three-point percentage, 37 percent. Rose was on fire in November from three. He shot 27-48 in that month. His shooting in November made his three-point percentage go up.

New Team

The Pistons hope Rose can carry over his success from last season to the Pistons. Reggie Jackson will still be the starting point guard for the Pistons, allowing Rose to run with the second unit. Rose’s ability to create his shot will be a big help for the Pistons second unit.

The Pistons bench unit has some pretty good shooter in Langston Galloway. Tony Snell, and Luke Kennard. Derrick Rose ability to penetrate to the basket will open up open shots for those guys. If Rose can continue to improve his three-point shooting, we could see Rose and Reggie Jackson in the backcourt together some. Rose playing off the ball would help the Pistons. Also. It would relieve Jackson of some of the ball-handling duties.

Rose played last season for 2.4 million dollars. The Pistons are over the salary cap and don’t have much flexibility money wise to bring a lot of players. Bring in players like Rose is about all they can do.

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