4 thoughts regarding the Detroit Pistons and 2020 NBA trade deadline

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3. Trading Rose is the right move

Rose’s resurgence has been incredibly fun to have a front seat to. He’s kept the Pistons in games, willed them to wins and embraced the city. He doesn’t want to move on, which makes a separation more difficult, but his trade value hasn’t been higher.

The fact that Rose is more than a rental should attract teams to offer future assets, especially contenders. There are quite a few teams that could, and should have interest in Rose.

The 76ers could use another playmaker on top of Raul Neto, especially one that could pair with Ben Simmons to play him off the ball. Though floor spacing would be key as Rose likes to drive. He may revert back to his Minnesota days where he played off-ball and shot well from the perimeter.

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Perhaps a team like Orlando would have interest. Rose would bolster their rotation alongside Markelle Fultz and could create shots at a high level.

Oc course, many are connecting dots between Rose and the Lakers, but it’s possible the Pistons don’t want anything to do with Flint native Kyle Kuzma. Matching salaries complicates things, especially with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope holding a no-trade clause.

Fortunately, Reggie Jackson has looked the part for the Pistons and will provide the leadership from the most important position on the floor. That would ease the burden of trading Rose.

Finding teams interested in what Rose is doing this year won’t be difficult, but meeting Detroit’s demands may be. The Pistons could always hold on to Rose for another year, but that comes with greater injury and regression risks.