The Detroit Pistons have traded Derrick Rose back to the New York Knicks.
The Athletic’s Shams Charania and James L. Edwards III reported on Saturday that the Pistons are working with Rose to find a suiter for his services and that team was the Knicks.
Rose, who was in his second season with Detroit, has not played since Jan. 30. Detroit is committed to playing some of their younger players, so letting Rose go would only speed up that process.
Rose is averaging 14.2 points and 4.2 assists per game off the bench for the Pistons this season. Thibodeau coached the former league MVP on both the Chicago Bulls and the Minnesota Timberwolves. Thibodeau has coached the 13-year NBA veteran Rose for a total of seven of those years.
A Rose return to the Knicks sounds good in theory, the team already has a few veteran guards while rookie Immanuel Quickley has looked impressive and could lose playing time with the addition of Rose.