Former NBA MVP Derrick Rose is once again putting up impressive performances in the 2019-20 season. In 35 games with the Detroit Pistons, the 31-year-old point guard is averaging 18.0 points and 5.8 assists while shooting 48.8 percent from the field and 32.4 percent from beyond the arc. However, with the Pistons struggling to consistently win games, fans may not see Rose in action in the 2020 playoffs.
Rose's fate this season could change if the Pistons would trade him to a legitimate title contender before the February deadline. If he becomes officially available on the trade market, there's a chance he may end up with the Los Angeles Lakers. In his recent article, Greg Swartz of Bleacher Report predicted that the ex-MVP will rejoin his former Cleveland Cavaliers teammate LeBron James in Los Angeles in the coming weeks.
"LeBron James-led teams have traditionally made moves at the trade deadline, and this year will be no exception. James and Derrick Rose will be reunited after Rose played just 16 games in Cleveland during the 2017-18 campaign. That season, Rose suffered a combination of injuries, briefly left the team because of personal reasons and was ultimately traded to the Utah Jazz, who waived him days later. This version of Rose is far better."