Derrick Rose and Blake Griffin – teammates at the Detroit Pistons. Moreover, their careers in the NBA run parallel; they have achieved this in a similar way.
Full preliminary design number one
The Chicago Bulls voted for Derrick Rose number one in the NBA in 2008. Rose, who had worked in Memphis for a year, was considered a future NBA star because of his explosive goal record and his ability to handle the ball.
The Los Angeles Clippers chose Blake Griffin, who won first place in the NBA design in 2009. Griffin, who played in Oklahoma for two years, looked like a star with his masts and inner strength clicking on the edge.
Rose and Griffin were, as advertised.
The rose became the driving force behind the bull’s attack. He was a show with the ball in his hands. He reached the edge by dribbling as fast as anyone else in the sport, passed the edge and was an elite scorer.
In his first season, Rose helped the bulls lead potential NBA champions Boston Celtics to seven games in the first round of the playoffs. With an average of 20.8 points per game during the 2009/10 season, he continued his heroic run as a rookie, after which he blossomed as a superstar.
With the same core and Carlos Buzzer, Chicago threw a seed to the east, and Rose led the way. With an average of 25.0 points and 7.7 assists per match he was a night force to be reckoned with. Thanks to her productive playing and finishing skills, Rose has won the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award for 2010-2011. He was demonstrably the best playmaker, a concept he passed the next season.
Griffin missed his rookie season due to a knee injury, but didn’t miss a single shot when he finally hit the ground in 2010. From the beginning he was an electric bomber. With an average of 22.5 points and 12.1 rebounds per match, Griffin is one of the most productive and effective players in the NBA.
Griffin’s athletics caught the public’s attention. Whether he jumped over people or pushed them in the face, he managed to get players of all sizes down. The mowers Chris Paul bought in 2011 only increased Griffin’s influence.
Paul and Griffin helped find Lob Town. It was a feast for the eye in an alley and Griffin was an almost unstoppable force on the edge. The great man also had important pens for a player of his size.
History of deep wounds
Rose has one of the most heartbreaking injury stories in the history of the NBA. After breaking the ACL in the last minutes of the first-round match of the Bulls against Philadelphia 76 in 2012, he had to forfeit the rest of the season and the entire 2012-13 season.
When he returned to the field for the 2013-14 season, he looked rejuvenated and ready to go back to the good old days. Unfortunately Rose broke her meniscus for 10 races and had to stay away for the rest of the season. At that time, he was limited to 51 games for the 2014-15 season and 66 games the next season because of an injury.
And so far the teams have dodged his health a little. For example, the Pistons have given him many nights off this season.
As mentioned earlier, Griffin missed his rookie season due to a knee injury. Unfortunately, Griffin’s injury record is much lower than that of the junior season.
From 2014 to the age of 18, he never played more than 67 games in a season because of an injury. These include injuries to the arms, quadrant, knee and elbow. This season it was limited to 18 games because of a knee injury. Griffin doesn’t have the overwhelming hope he had a few years ago.
The health of Griffin, who was once one of the faces of the sport, suggests that he has only a few serious injuries before calling the sport a career.
Surprising divestments by trading unit
The days that Rose was attacked by the leader of the Bulls ended, especially with the greatness of Jimmy Butler. But few or no agents saw the agents trading with the former New York Knicks MVP in 2016. The sending of Rose, Justin Holiday and the second round in New York City by Robin Lopez, Gerry Grant and Jose Calderon, who were eventually replaced, marked the beginning of a new chapter in the history of bullfighting. Surprise: Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony are now teammates. In the summer of 2019, Rose will be in Detroit and will accept a two-year contract worth $15 million.
In the first year of a $171 million five-year contract, it was agreed that the Clippers would commit to Griffin on a long-term basis, because, well, why not? He is Clipper Royalty, one of the best players in the league and the organisation has invested in him at the highest level. Then they took the 180 and exchanged the Griffins, Willie Reed and Bryce Johnson for the pistons of Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, Boban Marianovich in the first round and the second round in January 2018. Surprise: Blake Griffin is now the face of the Pistons.
Attempt to restart with piston.
The names Derrick Rose and Blake Griffin don’t sound the same anymore. Once cheerful and frightening, former number one players are now productive players in the background of their ninth career; they are far from the old self.
At the same time, this doesn’t mean they can’t be a major source of attack and/or one of the best players on the playoff team. Rose is still an energetic bomber who can attack. Ed Stefanski, CEO of Pistons, said the team thinks he’s the leader.
Meanwhile, Griffin is still an incredibly talented player. He has an impressive ability to handle the ball, difficulty slowing down his head and the team has to play.
Some 31-year-olds have had careers almost identical to those of the NBA.