Detroit Pistons 2019-2020 player grade: Derrick Rose

Detroit Pistons Derrick Rose. (Photo by Chris Schwegler/NBAE via Getty Images)
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What Rose didn’t do so well

It’s at this point where you just kind of shrug your shoulders. Seemingly nothing that Rose didn’t do well wound up being an actual detriment to Detroit’s season. One of the biggest issues that faced him this season was his predictability.

For someone who is as creative and explosive as he his around the rim, he draws a ton of attention that sometimes creates a poor situation for him and his teammates. The isolations are fun to watch, but ultimately became too predictable.

Now that’s not to say that many teams found a way to stop him because, they didn’t. But earlier in the season for example, Rose isolated in a late situation against the Charlotte Hornets and realized his predicament, tried to pass out of it, and the ball went sailing 15 feet away from the nearest Piston.

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His awareness was lacking at times. That instance could be chalked up to the lack of chemistry he had with his teammates at the time, but it was a problem nonetheless.

Moving forward, when teams are able to recognize that Rose is literally the only scoring threat on the floor, it’s going to become pretty easy to defend that. Everyone will clear to one side, they’ll send multiple bodies to him, and trap him.

If Rose passes out, great. But when more often than not he doesn’t, that’s an issue.

As the Pistons regain their health heading into next season and the workload is lifted from his shoulders, we can expect to see a much more in-tune version of Rose.