NBA GM: Derrick Rose Trade To Lakers ‘Much More Likely Now’

by October 19, 2020
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A trade to bring Derrick Rose to the Lakers is “much more likely now” than it was before the trade deadline, one general manager tells Sean Deveney of Heavy.com.

Rose has one year, $7.7 million left on his team-friendly contract, making the 32-year-old a prime target for a win-now team like the Lakers.

Although they were reluctant to trade Rose before the deadline, the Pistons reportedly had interest in acquiring Flint-native Kyle Kuzma.

L.A. could be open to trading Kuzma, who will hit restricted free agency after next season. The Lakers hope to maintain enough cap space to make a run at Giannis Antetokounmpo or Bradley Beal in 2021 free agency, reports Deveney.

In 50 games for the Pistons last season, Rose averaged 18.1 points (49.0 FG%) with 5.6 assists.

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