Beijing October 18th, according to US media reports, an NBA team general manager believes that Pistons point guard Derrick Rose is likely to join the Lakers in this offseason.
Before the trade deadline this year, the Lakers tried to get Rose through a trade, but the deal was not completed.
With the Lakers winning this season, an NBA team general manager believes that Rose is likely to join the Lakers this offseason.
In January of this year, there were rumors of a deal between Ross and Kuzma, but it failed to materialize.
"I think in January of this year, both parties (the Lakers and the Pistons) were reluctant to complete this transaction. The Lakers were reluctant to make a big deal because they felt they could make a difference in the buyout market. The Pistons were not at the time. I’m willing to make this transaction because Rose is having a great time there." The NBA team general manager said, "Now, things have changed. Both parties are now more interested in completing this transaction."
Rose has a contract with the Pistons with $7.68 million left. This season, he averaged 18.1 points and 5.6 assists per game.
This offseason, the Lakers may lose free agent point guard Rajon Rondo. If Rondo leaves the Lakers in the end, Rose will be a good addition to the Lakers' backcourt. It is worth mentioning that Rose has briefly worked with James in the Cavaliers.