Detroit Pistons 2019-2020 player grade: Derrick Rose

Detroit Pistons Derrick Rose. (Photo by Chris Schwegler/NBAE via Getty Images)
Detroit Pistons Derrick Rose. (Photo by Chris Schwegler/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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Detroit Pistons Derrick Rose. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Rose’s season grade: A

You could make it an ‘A+’ and not too many people would argue with you. For being one of the only major draws of this team down the stretch, for being one of the only interesting trade pieces this team has and choosing to stay, Rose earns his grade.

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He was left off the All-Star team but not before there was some buzz surrounding a potential spot. While fans understood whey he was left off, the prospect of having an additional silver lining to the season would have been nice.

When it comes to the Most Improved Player award, it would seem that either Brandon Ingram or Bam Adebayo have it locked down, but Rose should receive consideration at the very least.

His time with Minnesota served as a sort of revival of his career, and after scoring 50 points people began to take notice. However, he was too often relegated into an off-ball role which is the least optimal way to utilize a man of his talents.

Rose’s time with the Pistons has so far shown us that he can still be that guy. Detroit understands that he needs the ball in his hands in order to make something happen, and Dwane Casey has done a tremendous job utilizing him.

Assuming he holds the same feelings towards the team as he did around the deadline and wishes to stay with the team for the remainder of his contract, expect to see him have a similarly great year in 2020-2021.

Derrick Rose is the player we don’t deserve, but we’re lucky and happy to have.

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