Detroit Pistons: Small haul but Derrick Rose trade will pay off later

Derrick Rose #25 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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Mar 27, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose (25) drives to the basket against the Detroit Pistons. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports /

NBA players see what Detroit Pistons did

NBA players talk. That is how those Superteams get put together. But they also talk about other things as well,  like what coaches to play for, what organizations do right by their players, what are the most fun place to go after a game (a lot on this point).

One of the topics is how NBA teams treat their players. Derrick Rose is a respected player throughout the league for how he is as a player and a person.

If he had been mistreated, like held on until the end of the season, or shipped somewhere he would be not comfortable with the situation, it would have echoed in locker rooms around the NBA. ‘Hey, they did D-Rose wrong’, and agents would have been instructed to cross the Motor City off of prospective future destinations.

But now the opposite will occur. Rose is very happy with how Detroit handled his situation, and this will be noted by the other players. Also, agents will see how the Pistons can be accommodating , when they can, and they can advise clients as such.

In the future, there will be players that Troy Weaver and the Pistons will be interested in signing and what they did with Derrick Rose will be a positive in their favor. Now, money talks and it not like someone is going to take like $10 million less to go to Detroit because they were nice to Rose.

But, if it is close, a player will remember this and think “Hey, they helped D-Rose when they could, they are all right’ and could prove the different in going with the Pistons or another team.

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What Detroit got in the Rose trade will probably just be a blip in the future direction of the Pistons. However, with a new regime in charge, reputation does matter, and Detroit did help itself in that regard. We will see if it helps in future dealings.