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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

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Pistons coach says Derrick Rose can’t physically handle more minutes

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose has been arguably the Detroit Pistons’ best player this season, but it’s not as simple as just playing him more minutes.

Speaking with reporters this week, Pistons coach Dwane Casey addressed questions over Rose’s somewhat limited playing time.

“We had a meeting this summer with the medical people and his agent and everybody to come up with a plan to help Derrick,” he said, per Rod Beard of The Detroit News. “Believe me, nobody loved Derrick Rose more and I wish he could play 80 minutes out of 40. But he can’t, so we have to protect him from himself. It’s up to the medical people; it’s their decision and it’s their plan.

“I promise you, I would love to play him more and Derrick would love to play, but he can’t, I mean physically,” Casey continued. “We don’t want to put him in that situation, his body in that situation. So according to the game, we have to be creative.”

Rose is averaging a stout 16.8 points and 5.9 assists per game this season but has been held to just 24.4 minutes a night. As part of his maintenance plan, he only plays about six to seven minutes a quarter and has started just one game all year. The former MVP himself believes that he can handle more though.

“I feel good, but it’s not up to me with the minutes; it’s up to the coaching staff and the [training] staff to come up with it,” Rose was quoted as saying. “Of course, I want to be out there, but I guess they see something I don’t, and they’re worried about it — just being cautious with me.”

Granted, Rose is 31 years old and obviously has one of the most extensive injury histories in basketball. While his resurgence has been one of the best comeback stories in sports lately, the Pistons need to do everything that they can to safeguard his health.

Look: Derrick Rose adds serious neck tattoo

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Derrick Rose is embarking on yet another new journey next season, and he will be doing so with a very visible new tattoo.

Rose recently added a new tattoo to his collection. This one is on his neck, and it says “God Speed.”

Rose signed a two-year, $15 million deal with the Detroit Pistons this offseason. He enjoyed a bit of a resurgence with the Minnesota Timberwolves last year, averaging 18.0 points and 4.3 assists per game. His 37 percent mark on threes was the best of his career, while his 48.2 percent from the field was his second-best career mark. He also got emotional early in the season after having the best game of his career.

The neck tattoo Rose got doesn’t appear to be as NBA-centric as some of the ones we have seen players get in the past.

Derrick Rose, Pistons could agree to two-year deal

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Something seems to be brewing between the Detroit Pistons and Derrick Rose in free agency.

The Pistons were reported on Saturday to be emerging as a favorite to sign Rose, according to The Athletic’s Frank Isola. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski said the sides would meet on Sunday with a two-year contract in mind.

Rose, 30, had a career resurgence last season with the Minnesota Timberwolves. The former MVP point guard played in 51 games last season, averaging 18.0 points and 4.3 assists per game. His 37 percent mark on threes was the best of his career, while his 48.2 percent from the field was his second-best career mark.

In Detroit, Rose would compete with Reggie Jackson for minutes at point guard. Jackson is entering the final season of his deal, while Ish Smith is set to become a free agent.

Watch: Derrick Rose was heartbroken to learn of trade to Knicks

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Derrick Rose was in tears upon learning of his trade to the New York Knicks in 2016.

Stadium is airing a documentary about Derrick Rose called “Pooh: The Derrick Rose Story.” One of the clips they shared to help promote the documentary includes footage of the moment Rose learned he was being traded to the Knicks.

The clip is below but contains profanity:

Rose was drafted by the Bulls first overall in 2008 and quickly developed into an All-Star and MVP for his hometown team. Chicago looked like a leading contender in the East for years to come until multiple knee injuries derailed his career.

Chicago finally decided to part ways with the point guard in the summer of 2016, sending him to the Knicks. Things went haywire in New York and didn’t really get back on track until this past season with the Timberwolves.

Clips like this show us just how much a trade can impact a player — particularly one with a special connection to his city.

Derrick Rose apologizes for telling doubters to ‘kill yourself’

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose had a shockingly harsh response on Monday for fans who doubt that he can continue to play at a high level without Tom Thibodeau, and the former NBA MVP has since apologized for the remarks he made.

While speaking with reporters, Rose reflected on the time he spent playing under Thibodeau and praised the coach for continuing to believe in him through all of his major injuries. He then said anyone who thinks he won’t play the same way just because Thibodeau isn’t his coach anymore can “kill yourself.”

Rose used the phrase twice, so it would be difficult for him to claim he misspoke. However, he later tweeted that he was only using it as a slang term and apologized for the way it came off.

Rose has been through more than the average player during his NBA career, and we already saw earlier this season how emotional he can be. There are certain things players probably want to say to their critics but are wise enough not to, and Rose seems to realize this is one instance where he should have bitten his tongue.

Watch: Derrick Rose receives MVP chants in Chicago

Fans at the United Center showered Derrick Rose with “MVP!” chants during his return to the place he called home for seven seasons.

Rose last played for the Chicago Bulls in 2016. However, he still receives love when he comes back to the Windy City, and Wednesday was no different. During the Bulls’ game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Rose received chants of “MVP!” while at the free throw line in the fourth quarter.

Rose said a few years ago there was no bad blood between him and his former team, and it’s clear the fans feel that is the case.

Rose won the NBA’s MVP Award while with the Bulls in 2011. And while he has not been able to replicate that form in recent years due to injuries, he has played well for Minnesota this season. In 30 games, Rose is averaging 18.5 points and 4.6 assists.

Derrick Rose gets shoutout from No. 1 fan after 50-point game

Derrick Rose was showered with praise across the NBA community after he set a career high with 50 points on Wednesday night, but you could make the argument that no one was happier for him than World Cup star Antoine Griezmann.

Griezmann, who plays for Atletico Madrid and helped France win the World Cup over the summer, is a huge Rose fan. Even after he scored in the World Cup final, Griezmann randomly interrupted a teammate’s interview to profess his love for Rose. It’s no surprise, then, that Griezmann was one of the many who gave Rose a shoutout for his 50-point game.

We saw tributes pour in from various NBA stars and Rose become overwhelmed with emotion following the game, but you can bet Griezmann was among the most thrilled when he learned what the former NBA MVP accomplished.