RealGM Basketball Wiretap
Troy Weaver said he wanted to build the Detroit Pistons around Blake Griffin and Derrick Rose at his introductory news conference.
“I know he’s anxious to get back and show people what kind of player he is after just playing a few games last year, but as long as Blake is in a Pistons uniform and under contract, I look forward to working with him in helping us restore the Pistons. He’s definitely in our plans going forward,” said Weaver of working with Griffin.
Weaver also described Rose as a “big time” player.
Griffin has a player option in the 2021-22 season, while Rose has one more season remaining on his deal.
Weaver added that he wanted to surround Rose and Griffin with a mix of young players.
“We’re excited to get them healthy and help them move forward. We feel like we have a good mixture of young guys with those two staples to be able to start there, but obviously we’ve got a lot of work to do with the draft and free agency.”