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Pistons head coach Dwane Casey says the team has to protect Derrick Rose from himself

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Detroit Pistons head coach Dwane Casey addressed the limited playing time of Derrick Rose this season.

“Believe me — nobody loves Derrick Rose more and I wish he could play 80 minutes out of 40. But he can’t. So we have to protect him from himself. It’s up to the medical people; it’s their decision and it’s their plan,” Casey said, per Rod Beard of The Detroit News.

Rose averages 24.4 minutes of action per game, while posting 16.7 points and 5.9 assists per game.

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