The Los Angeles Lakers continue to look for a point guard and the 2019-20 NBA champions may consider another run at Derrick Rose of the Detroit Pistons. It would not be the first time that the purple and gold were linked to the former Most Valuable Player, having done so back in February. But according to unnamed executives, the Lakers now have good reason to add the 32-year-old guard.

Looking back at the last NBA trade deadline, the buzz was ripe that the Lakers were considering Rose. It made sense at that time since Los Angeles was trying to address its point guard needs.

However, Sean Deveney of Heavy.com said that the Lakers were not that serious about making such a move and opted to look at the talent available in the open market. The team budget was one of the reasons seen.

Also, it would be best to note that the Pistons were not too keen on letting the former NBA MVP go. Rose was pretty much happy in Detroit, a place where he was able to reinvent himself. But now, the scenario is a whole lot different. Players are moving out and the Lakers will get (a bit) of financial flexibility.

Rose played in 50 games last season, averaging 18.1 points, 5.6 assists and 2.4 rebounds in 26 minutes of action per Basketball-Reference. He owned a 53.5% field goal shooting clip and 30.6% from the three-point region.

The Lakers have so far settled for Alex Caruso and Rajon Rondo at the point. But of the two, most know that Rondo will check the free-agent market this offseason, a move seen to get higher pay. Nevertheless, there is still a possibility he will return to the Lakers for the 2020-21 season.

Also making sense for a Rose coming to the Lakers is that the top pick of the 2008 NBA Draft has a close relationship with Anthony Davis and Rob Pelinka. The three-time NBA All-Star could also reunite with LeBron James, a teammate of his during the 2017-18 season. It was a short stint for the 2009 NBA Rookie of the Year who almost quit the game due to the growing frustration he had on injuries.

It would be a possibility for Rose to join the Lakers although that also depends on the plans of the Pistons. They thumbed down offers in February so it will be interesting if they are now open to deals for D-Rose.

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