Rose agreed to terms with the Detroit Pistons on July 7, 2019. He became the first player in Pistons history to have seven straight 20-point games as a reserve, which also corresponded with his career-high 14-game string of scoring 20 or more. He went on to score 21 points against the New York Knicks later that month.
Derrick Rose was drafted second overall by the Chicago Bulls in 2011. Over the course of his time with the team, he was named Rookie of the Year and made several all-star games. In 2012, after winning the NBA championship, he decided to return home to Chicago for family reasons. There he signed a contract with Nike and became one of their highest paid athletes.
In 2013, after missing most of the season due to injuries, he announced that he would be returning to the court for the beginning of the 2014-15 season. However, two months into his comeback campaign, he suffered a severe knee injury that ended his season. The following year, he returned for the Bulls during the last three games of the season. After losing each game, Chicago finally defeated the Brooklyn Nets in overtime for their third title in four years.
After leaving the Bulls, he played for the New York Knicks for three seasons. During that time, he won the 2016-17 NBA Most Valuable Player Award and made another all-star game.
Rose averaged 25 points, 7.7 assists, and 4.1 rebounds in 81 games, making him the fifth player in NBA history to average 25 points, 7.5 assists, and 4.0 rebounds in a single season. In addition, he became the sixth player in NBA history to record 2,000 points, 600 assists, and 300 rebounds in a single season. He was also named an All-Star for the first time in his career.
As a rookie with the Chicago Bulls, Rose appeared in all 82 games while averaging 27.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 6.3 assists per game. He became the third youngest player in NBA history to score 2000 points after Kobe Bryant (28 years old) and Michael Jordan (23).
At the end of the 2012-2013 season, Rose was awarded the Most Valuable Player Award by the National Basketball Association (NBA) Players' Association. The award is given to the player who "best represents the ideals of perseverance, courage, generosity, consciousness, and love." Last year's winner, LeBron James, did not receive any votes from players on the selection committee.
James Borrego is a writer for NCAA Football News & History. His articles include analysis of top players at each position, scouting reports, and stories about famous athletes and their careers. He has written articles for several other sports websites including Black Sports Online and Slam magazine.
Rose proved he still had enough left in the tank after signing with the Detroit Pistons in July 2019 by scoring at least 20 points in a career-high 14 straight games. On October 9, 2012, Rose became a parent for the first time when his longtime girlfriend, Mieka Reese, gave birth to a son, Derrick Rose Jr. The two married on May 12, 2013, in a private ceremony at Oheka Castle in Huntington Beach, California.
Rose's mother, Delisa Rose, has been charged with aggravated assault and unlawful possession of a weapon after she attacked another woman with an ax handle following an argument over Rose's daughter. The attack occurred in February 2010 when Rose was playing for the Chicago Bulls. He went home after the game and told reporters that everything was fine but that his wife wanted to go home. A few days later, Rose said that he and his wife had worked things out and that they were both okay. No other details were released at the time about what had happened or who had filed the criminal complaint.
The charges against Rose's mother were dropped in April 2010 after she completed a year of probation and paid $10,000 in fines. She also agreed not to contact Rose's former girlfriend again.
Prior to joining the NBA, Rose spent four years at Chicago Public Schools (CPS) scoring 1,977 points and leading Stevenson High School to its first undefeated season in 41 years.
Derrick Rose led the Chicago Bulls with 307 points and 101 assists through the first 12 games of the season. Rose became the ninth player in NBA history to have at least 300 points and 100 assists in his team's first 12 games.
At the age of 22, he was crowned NBA Rookie of the Year and became the youngest player to earn the NBA Most Valuable Player Award. Rose grew up in Chicago and attended Simeon Career Academy.
22-29 Derrick Rose has a career postseason record of 22-29. His last game was in Game 5 of the 2016 NBA Finals against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. That's when he suffered an injury to his left knee and had to be taken off the court in pain.
He returned for the 2017 season but was never the same player as before, as he was only able to play 21 games before having another surgery on his knee. This time it was to remove a bone fragment that had been re-fragmenting after the first operation. He's expected to be back next season but will be 30 years old at the time so there's no way to know if he'll have the same level of performance again.
Derrick Rose played a major role in all four of Chicago's playoff wins this year. In seven playoff games this year, he averaged 19 points, 6 assists and 3 rebounds per game. He also shot 45 percent from the field and 80 percent from the free throw line.
In Game 1 of the 2012 Eastern Conference Semifinals against Miami, Rose scored a then-career high 38 points.