When the Los Angeles Lakers evaluate their roster at the conclusion of the NBA Finals, they’ll have to assess their veteran options off the bench. If the Lakers look to the trade market, they could find Detroit Pistons veteran Derrick Rose available.
Rose, the former No. 1 overall pick, has his career back on track after multiple crushing injuries.
When Rose is healthy, he’s proved he was able to transition from star No. 1 pick to a serviceable, experienced veteran coming off the bench.
Rose has already played with LeBron James in the past, when their paths crossed in Cleveland. James has notoriously high standards for his teammates, and rightfully so.
Rose knows what James expects from those around him, and he’d be an ideal fit in Los Angeles.
Let’s take a look at three trade offers that could send Rose from the Pistons to the Lakers.