Report: Derrick Rose signing two-year, $15M contract with Pistons

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Derrick Rose is popular, notorious and – for the first time in several years – coming off a productive season.

That’s why the former MVP has gone from nearly falling out of the NBA to securing a fairly lucrative contract from the Pistons.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

Rose will likely back up Reggie Jackson at point guard.

After topping out at 33% in any season he played more than 10 games (his 2010-11 MVP season), Rose made 37% of his 3-pointers with the Timberwolves last season. That largely drove Rose’s bounce-back year. Whether he sustains that outside shooting could determine whether this deal is worthwhile for Detroit.

Rose will turn 31 before the season starts. He missed 31 games last season. He’s a minus defender and almost certainly not regaining his athleticism.

After last season, he looks like a solid backup point guard. But there’s plenty of this room to go south.

The Pistons’ previous backup point guard, Ish Smith, is also a free agent. He likely heads elsewhere.