Derrick Rose, Blake Griffin still part of the Detroit Pistons future, per GM Troy Weaver

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - DECEMBER 09: Derrick Rose #25 of the Detroit Pistons celebrates a game-winning score with Blake Griffin #23 against the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center on December 09, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

The new general manager of the Detroit Pistons Troy Weaver sees Derrick Rose and Blake Griffin as a part of the team’s future.

The Pistons are about to start their rebuild, but Weaver believes the two veteran stars can be “the two staples” of their rebuilding project.

Per ESPN’s Eric Woodyard:

“We’re excited to get them healthy and help them move forward,” Weaver said of the two veteran All-Stars. “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.”

Blake Griffin participate in 18 games this season, before the left knee surgery that made him miss the rest of the 2019-2020 season. Griffin is due $36.6 million in 2020-21, and has a player option for the 2021-22 season which, if exercised, will turn him a profit of $38.9 million.

On the other hand, Rose continued his resurgence to stardom this season averaging 18.1 points and 5.6 assists on 26 minutes per contest in the 50 games he played with Detroit this season.