Former Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose found go-karting with Kanye West

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Current Pistons point guard, and former Chicago Bulls MVP, Derrick Rose was seen go-karting with rap legend Kanye West this week.

Former Chicago Bulls superstar MVP point guard Derrick Rose missed out on the playoffs each year he’s been in the NBA since his final run in the Windy City, back during the 2015-16 season. He’s missed the playoffs during his seasons with the New York Knicks, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Detroit Pistons.

The Pistons are his current team, and while they looked to have a decent shot to make the playoffs again this year heading into the regular season, they wound up falling well short of expectations. Both the Pistons and Bulls sat at around the same point in the Central Division standings for most of the 2019-20 regular season.

There was only so far that D-Rose, power forward Blake Griffin, and center Andre Drummond (before he was traded), could take the Pistons during the season that was. D-Rose was one of the more consistent of that bunch, though.

We’ll see what the Pistons plan to do with D-Rose this offseason since he does have one year left on the $15 million contract he signed last summer. He could be a valuable piece on the trade market for any team that needs to add a veteran spark plug off the bench.

For the time being, it appears to Rose is enjoying his time off this offseason. He was recently pictured on an Instagram post go-karting with hip hop superstar Kanye West. That picture came about on social media earlier this week.

Maybe there could be a time down the road when Rose returns to his hometown of Chicago, and has a second stint with the Bulls. That might not happen in the next couple of years, but if D-Rose can continue to stay healthy and productive to some degree, it would be a nice way for him to round out his NBA career where it all started back during the 2008-09 season.

Rose played in 50 games during the shortened 2019-20 regular season with the Pistons (starting in 15 of them). He averaged an impressive 18.1 points per game, 2.4 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.3 blocks. And Rose shot 49.0 percent from the field, 30.6 percent from beyond the arc, and 87.1 percent from the free-throw line.

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The three-time NBA All-Star selection, 2010-11 NBA MVP, and 2008-09 Rookie of the Year Rose is having a nice bounce back stretch of his career over the course of the last two seasons with the Timberwolves and Pistons. It’s nice to see him enjoying himself during this long offseason.