Los Angeles Lakers: 3 Reasons they should not pursue Derrick Rose

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– Durability a big question mark

When people hear the name Derrick Rose, they sadly likely think about the injuries that have hit the former MVP very hard. With the Chicago Bulls, Rose was one of the best players in the NBA, however, he also suffered a few major injuries that nearly ended his career.

From 2011-2012 to the 2014-15 seasons, Rose played in just 100 games, which included him missing the entire 2012-13 season. Rose then came back and played in 64 games in the 2015-16 season and 66 games in the 2016-17 season. However, Rose then played just 25 games with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2017-18 season.

Unfortunately for Rose, durability is a major issue for him, and one that the Lakers should worry about. Adding Rose would be nice, but if he gets hurt and can’t play, they likely would have given up some valuable assets to chase a championship that would become harder to obtain.

If Rose was a lock to play close to 70 games, this would be a lot safer of a bet for the Lakers. However, moving limited assets for a player that hasn’t been able to stay healthy would be very risky. With questions always about his health, this should be a reason why the Lakers don’t pursue him.