NBA Trade Rumors: Trade Package That Could Send Pistons’ Derrick Rose to LA Clippers

Published 01/27/2021, 4:30 AM EST
Jan 3, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Pistons guard Derrick Rose (25) gets defended by Boston Celtics forward Semi Ojeleye (left) and center Robert Williams III (right) during the second quarter at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports


Last season the Los Angeles Clippers paired up Kawhi Leonard and Paul George in hopes of winning their first title in franchise history. However, the team was eliminated in just the second round of the playoffs. But this season, things are looking good for them.

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Paul George, who was severely criticized for his performance last season, is playing at an elite level. In fact, PG is one of the top contenders to become the regular season MVP for the 2020-21 NBA season.

With George’s resurgence, the entire team is looking in great touch. But there is still a place where the team can still improve further. They lack a point guard who can seamlessly facilitate the offense for them.

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In the offseason, the organization tried to get their hands on Rajon Rondo, but he joined the Hawks instead. However, according to the Athletic’s Shams Charania, veteran point guard Derrick Rose is on the radar of several teams.

Clippers and Knicks among teams interested in D-Rose, per @ShamsCharania pic.twitter.com/9zMhCg5WHy

— Bleacher Report NBA (@BR_NBA) January 26, 2021

As stated by Shams, the Clippers and the Knicks are front runners for acquiring the Detroit Pistons’ guard. But do they have the assets to pull of this trade? Let’s take a look at a trade scenario where D-Rose might end up joining the Clippers before the NBA trade deadline.

Potential trade package by LA Clippers for Derrick Rose

Jan 10, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; LA Clippers guard Lou Williams (23) shoots the ball in the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bulls at Staples Center. The Clippers defeated the Bulls 130-127. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

This season, Derrick Rose is averaging a solid 14.8 points per game while coming off the bench. While these numbers are not close to his early years in the league, D-Rose has rejuvenated his career.

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However, if the former MVP is on a rebuilding Pistons team, who are at the 14th seed in the Eastern Conference. A team like the LA Clippers could use his talents to make a push for the NBA title.

Speaking of that trade, the most likely scenario is that the teams swap Lou Williams and Rose. But this will be a lopsided trade for the Pistons, as they will lose a solid player in return for Williams, who might not re-sign with them.

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So, the Clippers might need to add a couple of second-round picks to intrigue the Piston to accept the trade. What are your thoughts on the Derrick Rose trade rumors? Let us know your views in the comments section down below.

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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