Derrick Rose found himself a new home on the first day of the NBA free agency.
Rose, 30, heads back to the Central division to sign with the Detroit Pistons on a two-year, $15 million deal. He joins the talents of Blake Griffin, Reggie Jackson, and Andre Drummond.
The Pistons seen short-termed success last season as Griffin, coming off a career season, reeled them into a first round playoff loss. The Milwaukee Bucks swept the shorthanded Pistons, but they soon went back to the drawing board to add the former MVP.
Derrick Rose appeared in 51 games last season. During those games, Rose shined off the bench, averaging 18 points in 27 minutes of play per-game. Rose shot a career high 37 percent from beyond the arc, including a career-high seven threes against the Los Angeles Lakers early in the season. His 50-point performance against the Utah Jazz earned him House of Highlight's Moment of the Year honors for the 2018-19 season.
Rose had one of the biggest moments of his career last season in the depths of many counting him out. After taking a couple of minimum contracts, he's inked with Detroit for two seasons. That means that he will be in the same division as his home town Chicago Bulls. Pistons and the Bulls face off four times a year. They will be looking to place over the Bulls once again for another playoff berth.
Expect Rose to push behind Reggie Jackson and add another level of toughness and competition to their roster. He has a winning mentality and Detroit did well at locking him in for significant pricing. Best of luck to Rose back in the Central division.