The Philadelphia 76ers look to be one of the most active teams in the 2016 offseason as they try to build a roster that can contend for a playoff spot next season. One of the early NBA trade rumors involve Derrick Rose and that the Chicago Bulls point guard could be an option for the Sixers this summer.
“Derrick Rose is another option for the team to consider should the Bulls look to deal him,” Chris Crouse of hoopsrumors.com wrote. “Philadelphia would give Rose a comfortable situation to re-establish himself as a star in this league. Trading a package headlined by Rose may not be enough for the Bulls to bring Okafor to Chicago, but some version of a Noel-Rose deal makes sense for both sides.”
In related NBA trade rumors concerning the Sixers’ Noel, it’s reported last week that Philadelphia has had discussions with the Atlanta Hawks in a possible Noel for Jeff Teague deal. Like Teague, Rose has one-year left in his deal. However, Rose will be paid over $20 million for 2016-2017 while Teague will be paid just around $8 million.
Teague is the cheaper option but the Bulls could add other assets in young players or picks to convince the Sixers that theirs is a better option.
Rose is not the same player that won the NBA MVP some years back but he is still a starting point guard that could help the Sixers back to relevance in the Eastern Conference.
The Sixers are already involved in a big decision about their No. 1 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. Speculations state that they have already decided on drafting Australian Ben Simmons but they could pull of the surprise in drafting Brandon Ingram.
Derrick Rose will be a good fit for either as they will have a veteran point guard running a young team that also include Joel Embiid and Jahlil Okafor, if the NBA trade rumors of Rose to Philly comes true this summer.
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