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#2 Derrick Rose and Reggie Bullock will play together in Detroit
The Detroit Pistons have been quiet this summer, with the addition of Derrick Rose among the only notable incomings. Rose enjoyed a resurgent 18-19 season with the Minnesota Timberwolves and the 2011 MVP agreed a two-year, $15 million deal to head to Detroit.
The Pistons already have the impressive Reggie Jackson at point guard, although coach Dwane Casey says Rose and Jackson will feature together:
There will be scenarios where Reggie and Derrick will play together and have multiple ballhandlers in there and basically multiple point guards in there together. Reggie’s size gives you a different advantage – and his shooting.
Last season with the Timberwolves, Rose averaged 18.0 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game. Meanwhile, Jackson managed 15.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per contest during his season in Detroit.