Derrick Rose took the NBA by storm after being drafted with the No. 1 overall pick by the Chicago Bulls all the way back in the 2008 NBA Draft. He was the king of Chicago for seven seasons before injuries derailed his career. Now, he is with the Detroit Pistons and has made a major career comeback over the last couple of years.
While he may not be with the Bulls anymore, there has been some speculation that Rose could end up back in Chicago at some point. He has even made it clear that he would love to return at some point in time.
Bleacher Report has suggested a trade between the Bulls and Pistons that would bring Rose home to Chicago this offseason.
The Trade: Bulls get Derrick Rose and the No. 7 overall pick, Pistons get Chandler Hutchison, Luke Kornet, and the No. 4 overall pick.
For Chicago, welcoming Rose back would be a morale boost for the fanbase and also fill a team need. A backcourt of Rose and Coby White would feature plenty of scoring, and moving back three spots shouldn’t be a dealbreaker for the Bulls.
Rose returning to the Bulls would be an amazing thing to watch. He has meant so much to the city throughout his career and grew up in Englewood, Illinois. Playing in Chicago was always something that he took pride in.
During the 2019-20 season with the Pistons, Rose ended up averaging 18.1 points, 5.6 assists, and 2.4 rebounds. He shot 49 percent from the floor overall and 30.6 percent from three-point range.
The Pistons would be getting a solid young piece in Hutchison, who averaged 7.8 points and 3.9 rebounds. He is just 24 years old and has room to grow. Moving up to the No. 4 pick would also be of interest.
Both of these teams have good reasons to make the deal. However, Rose returning to the Bulls would be a cool story. This needs to happen and fans would love to see it.
Expect to hear Derrick Rose mentioned in trade rumors this offseason. The Pistons are nowhere near contention. Even though the Bulls aren’t either, it would make sense for the franchise to bring him home.