Free agent flop: Derrick Rose
Fans were clamoring for the Spurs to add any point guard by the end of the offseason, and their 11-game losing streak has showcased the need for additional ball-handling and playmaking. The Jeremy Sochan experiment was always a gamble that would take time if it would work at all.
The Grizzlies targeted Derrick Rose to be their backup point guard, despite him being out of his team's rotation for the last two years. Memphis needs him to play significant minutes with Ja Morant suspended, but the 35-year-old may not have anything left in the tank.
Rose played in just seven of their first 15 games because of a knee injury. In his first six contests, he shot 36.4 percent from the field and offered little on the defensive end. The former MVP did have 17 points on eight of nine shooting against the Suns on Nov. 24, but the Grizzlies were blown out. Memphis has been outscored by 28 points with D-Rose on the floor through Friday night's action.
Derrick Rose signed a two-year $6.5 million contract with Memphis in the offseason, and the Grizzlies likely regret it. The 35-year-old can still offer a vintage offensive performance once in a blue moon, but his defense and overall impact are problematic.