Derrick Rose becomes 8th player in NBA history to release 10 consecutive signatures

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Derrick Rose debuts his 10th Signature Adidas Sneaker! Clad in all-black, the new D Rose 10 details include a 3D “Three-Stripes” logo at the heel, D Rose branding at the tongue, and significant dates for Rose, including his 2011 MVP award, etched into the midsole.

As seen in the pic above, Derrick Rose officially launched his Adidas ‘D-Rose 10’ sneaker in China this week, becoming the 8th player in NBA history to have a signature series with more than 10 consecutive models.

His shirt crosses out “DONE DONE DONE” and reads: “NOT DONE YET” ❤️🌹

Dwane Casey Played Major Role In Bringing Joe Johnson To Detroit

The Pistons won the Joe Johnson sweepstakes, signing the 7-time All-Star to a one-year deal. Many factors brought Johnson to Detroit, though Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press hears that coach Dwane Casey was instrumental in selling Johnson on the team.

It’s unclear what pitch Casey gave Johnson while recruiting him, though I’d speculate that he told the veteran that there is a chance to make the rotation among other narratives. The team has a need for a scorer on the wing, as we previously detailed.

The franchise had previously agreed to bring scoring forward Michael Beasley to camp, though the former No. 2 overall pick will no longer join the team. Ellis reports hears from a source that while Beasley could find his way onto a training camp roster, it’s unlikely that it will be in Detroit.

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Sources: Joe Johnson, Pistons Agree to Deal

Detroit Pistons on the verge of signing Joe Johnson, source told @Stadium. Pistons likely to release Michael Beasley to open roster spot. Detroit Pistons on the verge of signing Joe Johnson, source told @Stadium. Pistons likely to release Michael Beasley to open roster spot. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) September 12, 2019 Detroit Pistons and @thebig3 […]

Pistons, Joe Johnson Agree To One-Year Deal

The Pistons and Joe Johnson have reached an agreement on a deal that will bring the 7-time All-Star to Detroit, Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports reports.

There had been signs that Johnson would be joining the Pistons this week. Among them was his scheduled workout with the Nets that never occurred. Brooklyn will look elsewhere for its wing depth needs.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the deal is partially guaranteed and runs for one season. Michael Beasley, who was expected to compete for the team’s 15th roster spot, is the odd man out in Detroit, according to Haynes. Beasley had agreed to a non-guaranteed deal with the Pistons earlier in the summer but never officially signed the arrangement, as Bobby Mark of ESPN.com tweets.

Johnson is the first player to net a NBA deal after playing in the BIG3. The Nets, Sixers and Bucks were other clubs interested in adding the shooting guard.

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All Signs Point To Joe Johnson Joining The Pistons

Joe Johnson’s NBA book has room for another chapter and it appears that Detroit could be the place for him to write it. The 38-year-old worked out for the Pistons on Tuesday and Frank Isola of The Athletic hears that the team is the favorite to sign the veteran shooting guard.

Johnson was expected to workout for the Nets this week but that hasn’t occurred, a source tells Brian Lewis of The New York Post. Some of the team’s players get the sense that Johnson isn’t coming to Brooklyn. Brooklyn is staring at depth issues on the wing with Kevin Durant expected to miss most of the season, Rodions Kurucs likely facing a suspension and Wilson Chandler sitting out for the first 25 games.

As is the case if Johnson joins Brooklyn, Detroit presents him with an opportunity to earn minutes. The team’s guard rotation lacks a traditional shooting guard with size. The Pistons’ wing rotation lacks players who can consistently get buckets. If Iso Joe can recapture his part of old game, he’ll fill both voids.

Another Johnson-dot worth connecting is Arn Tellem, who is the Pistons’ vice chairman. Tellem previously represented Johnson along with a long list of players prior to joining Detroit’s front office.

Detroit is carrying 14 guaranteed contracts with Christian Wood and Michael Beasley expected to compete for the 15th spot. The team could give that spot to Johnson or make a corresponding move to rid themselves of a guaranteed contract either by trade of by waiving a player. Regardless of how the Pistons decide to add Johnson, it appears the 7-time All-Star’s last run has a real chance to happen in Detroit.

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