Heading up to the NBA trade deadline, there was plenty of speculation that the Detroit Pistons may be willing to trade Derrick Rose. But the deadline passed and Rose remained a Piston.
According to a report from Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Pistons had an offer on the table for Rose but they declined.
That offer was from the Los Angeles Lakers and it included Alex Caruso.
Meanwhile, sources say the Lakers offered a package involving Alex Caruso and draft compensation for Derrick Rose, which was rejected as the Pistons had set a high value on the former NBA MVP. The Lakers stood pat at the deadline — and VP of basketball operations Rob Pelinka instead upgraded the roster post-deadline. The Lakers remain the No. 1 seed in the West at 47-13.
Nation, should the Pistons have made this trade?
–Excerpt via Shams Charania, The Athletic–LINK