3 reasons the Detroit Pistons should trade Derrick Rose

Detroit Pistons Derrick Rose. (Photo by Chris Schwegler/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Detroit Pistons point guard Derrick Rose with his college coach John Calipari. (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images) /

3. Rose has championship aspirations

Rose has accomplished everything short of reaching the pinnacle for competitors at the highest level – a championship.

He was the 2009 NBA Rookie of the Year. Two season later he became the youngest player to win NBA MVP at 22 years old. But he’s never won an NBA championship.

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He won at every level, winning IHSA state championships in 2006 and 2007 at Chicago Simeon. In his lone season at Memphis, under John Calipari’s coaching, the Tigers went 38-2, losing only then-No. 2 Tennessee by four and then in the national championship game against Kansas, 75-68 in overtime.

Winning at the NBA level is the ultimate height of a career. It’s also the most difficult to do. Rose is in a position to help a contending team by being a sparkplug off the bench, as a scorer and playmaker.

When signing with Detroit, Rose said that he wanted to win a championship with the Pistons. It’s something he believed and it’s something that nobody saw breaking down the way it has. Sure, the Pistons could make a run at the playoffs, but the chance of contending is almost non-existent.

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Detroit should free Rose, who is at his healthiest, to chase his aspirations.