Fresh off a two-year deal with the Detroit Pistons that eventually saw him get traded to the New York Knicks, Derrick Rose is an unrestricted free agent heading into this summer.
Last season Rose averaged 14.9 points per game in 35 regular-season outings. In the postseason against the Atlanta Hawks his scoring output jumped even higher, to 19.4 points per game – all while arguably being the only person on his whole team mentally tough enough to go at Trae Young. All in all, 32-year-old more than proved that he has what it takes to be a stabilizing, veteran presence on a playoff squad’s backcourt.
So what does that mean for his future? Well, although Rose has a decent amount of options on the table, including the Los Angeles Lakers, one in particular really stands out: a possible return to the Chicago Bulls.
This past week ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski spoke with Zach Lowe and offered some insight on how realistic it is that Rose returns to the Bulls.
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“Derrick Rose is another name in Chicago,” Wojnarowski said.
“I don’t think he is necessarily at the top of their priority list, but if he doesn’t return to New York, is there a role for Derrick Rose with the Bulls? I just think there are a lot of contingencies all these teams are working through.”
Rose has previously made his honest feelings about returning to Bulls known. What impact that ultimately has on where he goes this summer remains to be seen.
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