For all the Bulls fans hoping for a Derrick Rose-Chicago Bulls reunion, they were hit with a tough piece of news on Sunday night, as Rose reportedly agreed to a deal with the Detroit Pistons.
Free agent guard Derrick Rose has agreed to a two-year, $15M deal to join the Detroit Pistons, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 30, 2019
Us having to watch D-Rose in a Pistons uniform pic.twitter.com/YHjU5zzPEf— Bulls Talk (@NBCSBulls) June 30, 2019
Rose’s deal is reportedly for $15 million over two years and gives a Pistons team that could use more solid guard play a great option.
Over the 2018-19 season with the Timberwolves, Rose averaged 18 points, 2.7 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game while shooting a career-best 37 percent from the 3-point line.
The Pistons will be returning incumbent starter Reggie Jackson, but backup point guard Ish Smith is currently a free agent.
The Rose signing would seem to signify that the Pistons are moving on from Smith, who averaged 14.4 points and 5.8 assists per 36 minutes last season. Expect Smith to be added to the short list of names that the Bulls are considering at the point guard position.