Jalen Rose is hoping that it is deja vu all over again in the backcourt for the Detroit Pistons.
Rose spoke about his favorite team at his 12th annual charity golf event when asked where he thought they were headed.
Rose is a long-time fan of the Detroit Pistons and can often be seen court-side cheering them on, so he knows how much this team has struggled since the Goin’ to Work days.
Hopefully those struggles are just about over, and Rose, like most fans of the Detroit Pistons, is excited about a team that is once again building around a backcourt.
Detroit Pistons: Jalen Rose on the future All-Star backcourt
Rose isn’t the only one who is optimistic about the backcourt of Cade Cunningham and Jaden Ivey, as excitement around this team is palpable even though they are very young and probably still a year or two away from really competing in the Eastern Conference.
But they are getting noticed, as several national publications and commentators have marked Detroit as a future powerhouse in the East.
That’s mostly because of the backcourt of number one pick Cade Cunningham and number five pick Jaden Ivey, who Rose thinks will be the next All-Star backcourt to lead the Pistons to greatness.
Here is part of what he had to say to the Detroit News:
"“I’m really excited as a lifelong Detroiter…When you talk about the Pistons, it made me things of great backcourts. So there was Jimmy Walker, my biological father, and Dave Bing, an All-Star backcourt…and then Bad Boys Joe Dumars and Isiah Thomas was an All-Star backcourt…How about Chauncey B B Billups and Rip Hamilton? Who were an All-Star backcourt… I think we have another All-Star backcourt in Jaden and Cade Cunningham…I’m really excited about the potential of our team.”"
He’s not the only one, as fans like Rose have been waiting years for a superstar to build around and now it looks like they might have two in the backcourt.
Rose went on to talk about how Cade Cunningham makes everyone better and how Ivey was going to make life easier for Cade.
It’s an exciting time to be a Pistons’ fan, as they have one of the best young cores in the NBA and hope to replicate their past success, which was always built around two star guards.