Detroit Pistons: 3 Reasons to Trade Derrick Rose Before the Deadline

The Detroit Pistons are in a position this season that it makes sense to capitalize on veterans with trade value ahead of the Feb. 6 deadline. Derrick Rose is arguably on the top of that list.

There are a lot of teams around the league taking an interest in the idea of acquiring Rose. In fact, the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers have ‘expressed interest’ in trading for him.

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.

via Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports.

It has been an impressive season for Rose with averages of 18.4 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 5.8 assists off the bench. His production would be a luxury for any contender’s bench unit.

Here are three reasons for the Pistons to sell high on Derrick Rose at the trade deadline:

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