Lakers Rumors: Los Angeles interested in acquiring Derrick Rose

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No. Kyle Kuzma is better than these guys long-term and read below for the main reason

How soon fans forget. Does anyone remember how things worked out in Cleveland? It was a disaster. Derrick Rose needs the ball in his hands to be truly effective. In Cleveland, Rose struggled in basically ALL aspects of his game to the point he left the team for a period of time to get his mind together.

LeBron James was actually the small forward at the time. Let’s just say that James is THE point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers. The Cavaliers flipped Rose that year for Deron Williams. If you saw his performance in the NBA Finals that year, that should tell you how bad things got for D-Rose in Cleveland.

There’s a reason why Rose is playing so well in Detroit. He has complete freedom like he did in Chicago. Even though his numbers were decent in New York, the triangle offense was an issue.

Oh by the way, wasn’t Kurt Rambis still on the payroll in New York with Phil Jackson when Rose disappeared without telling anyone on a game night?

In Cleveland, Rose was traded to the Utah Jazz at the trade deadline. The Jazz waived him almost immediately after.

The point here is this. We have watched Kyle Kuzma struggle at times this season being the 3rd option behind AD and LeBron. What makes you think that Derrick Rose can play off the ball any better at double the salary? By the way, he’s on the books for next year as well.

Kyle Kuzma is going to be needed eventually over the next few years when LeBron retires. What if AD signs a two-year deal with an option like Kawhi Leonard and Paul George did across the hall? Eventually this roster is going to have to be overhauled and young players will be needed. Plus Kuzma is a better defender potentially than Rose or Morris in the long run.

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Talen Horton-Tucker is a stud. That move to buy a second rounder to land him in this year’s draft was another underrated stroke of genius by Rob Pelinka.

Finally, the Los Angeles Lakers are 34-9 at the top of the Western Conference. They have time for Kyle Kuzma to get acclimated to his role. Again, he’s not going anywhere.