Pistons Unlikely To Deal Rose Before Trade Deadline: Report

Is Detroit's front office making a mistake?

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February 06, 2020 - 9:35 am
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Although the Pistons have one of the most attractive players on the trade market, they're not likely to move him before Thursday's 3 p.m. deadline. 

"Barring an unforeseen offer," Derrick Rose will remain with Detroit for at least the rest of this season, according to Yahoo Sports. The Pistons are seeking a lottery pick in exchange for the veteran point guard. 

To no surprise, they've yet to find a suitor. 

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The Lakers, Clippers and Jazz have reportedly reached out to the Pistons about Rose, but none of those teams has a lottery pick to offer. 

Adding to the unlikelihood of a trade is the fact Rose has told the Pistons he doesn't want to be dealt. Front office exec Arn Tellem, Rose's former agent who was behind the team's decision to sign him last summer, is inclined to honor that wish. 

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What's more, Detroit values his leadership on a team going through a youth movement. Rose, 31, has revitalized his game and he's signed at a cap-friendly number through next season. 

With the deadline drawing near, it seems more and more likely the Pistons will be quiet.

Andre Drummond isn't garnering much interest and talks between the Pistons and Suns about Luke Kennard have reportedly reached an impasse. Other names to watch include Markieff Morris, Langston Galloway, Reggie Jackson and Tony Snell.