Pistons Sign Derrick Rose

JULY 6: The Pistons have officially signed Derrick Rose, according to NBA.com’s log of transactions.

JUNE 30: Free agent Derrick Rose has agreed to a two-year, $15MM deal with the Pistons, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link).

Rose, 30, enjoyed a productive bounce-back season in Minnesota in 2018/19. While he was limited to 51 games due to injury issues, he averaged 18.0 PPG, 4.3 APG, and 2.7 RPG with an impressive .482/.370/.856 shooting line. It was the first time the former MVP had ever shot higher than 34.0% from beyond the arc in a season.

As for the Pistons, they were in the market for a point guard to join Reggie Jackson at the position, with Ish Smith and Jose Calderon headed for unrestricted free agency.

Detroit has the full mid-level exception at its disposal and will use a portion of that MLE to sign Rose. The deal should leave the Pistons with about $2MM on its mid-level.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images. Luke Adams contributed to this post.

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11 thoughts on “Pistons Sign Derrick Rose

  1. twinsfan368

    Good for drose… he still has gas left in the tank, as a twolves fan I hope he does very well

  2. L Lawliet

    Nearly same money ad ish smith last year. Played about the same amount of games as ish. Was 10x better than ish. Good solid signing Stons!!

  3. diller1340

    This signing keeps looking better and better with all this ridiculous money being dealt to other free agents around the league

  4. Robert Pierce

    I would have rather seen them get Seth curry. A young shooter with up side.

  5. whoneedsfacts

    Great siginging total upgrade. Rose does more in 55-60 games than Ish does in 150 games. Im not gonna say I’m a Pistons fan because they got Rose, but I will definitely watch them for the firs time in many years.

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