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

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– Thriving for a poor team

In his first season with the Detroit Pistons, Rose is putting up some vintage stats. While he isn’t playing 30 minutes a game, Rose has a very high usage rate when he is on the court, and he is producing. This season, Rose is averaging 18.4 points and 5.8 assists in 26.1 minutes per game.

Rose is averaging just over 15 shot attempts per game so far this season. When looking at his minutes played a shots taken, it is clear that Rose is looking to make things happen when he is on the court.

Even though his stats are strong, they haven’t really helped the Pistons win a ton of games. Since the Pistons don’t really have much else going for their roster besides Rose and Andre Drummond, it is easier for Rose to control the ball and try to make things happen.

If Rose were to join the Lakers, he wouldn’t be getting 15 shots per game playing alongside LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and the supporting cast of the Lakers. More than likely, Rose would see his points per game drop significantly playing with the Lakers.

As a player that thrives with the ball in his hands, the combination of Rose and James might not be all that great. Rose is still not a great three-point shooter, and that is something the James needs from his guards. If the Lakers are going to make a big move, it would be ideal for a player that can fit well with James.