The Detroit Pistons traded Derrick Rose to the New York Knicks for Dennis Smith Jr. and a second-round pick back in February. Rose had requested the trade because he wanted to be on a playoff team.

During an appearance on SiriusXM's NBA Radio, Dwane Casey said that he had told Rose he thought he had as good a chance at the postseason in Detroit as New York. At the time both teams had losing records, but the Pistons were 4.5 games behind the Knicks. Time has only made this sound more ridiculous.