Derrick Rose of the Detroit Pistons will undoubtedly go down as one of the greatest players the NBA has had. The next argument to that, however, is if the former NBA MVP is worthy of being included in the Hall of Fame.

Jamal Crawford, a three-time NBA Sixth Man of the Year awardee, believes D-Rose deserves to be in the NBA Hall of Fame. He singled out how the top pick of the 2008 NBA Draft has achieved so much in his young career. That included being adjudged the Most Valuable Player in 2011. Crawford said on his Twitter account that Rose is easily a future Hall of Famer.

Rose is only the second player to have won the NBA MVP while donning the Chicago Bulls uniform. The first one was Michael Jordan who won the prestigious award five times (1988, 1991, 1992, 1996 and 1998). The three-time NBA All-Star could have easily won more awards but injuries slowed him down. It all started after his MVP season, suffering an ACL tear in the 2011-12 NBA playoffs against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Things were simply not the same anymore for the 6-foot-3 guard who has yet to complete a full regular season. The last time he played over 80 games was during his MVP year. He hopes to break that jinx with the Pistons this coming season.

Signing a two-year deal with the Pistons, Rose is upbeat on their chances. As discussed in a previous post, the high-flying guard is upbeat on his new team's chances and has his sights set on winning an NBA crown. He is aware that it is something that's missing from his list of basketball achievements.

"While I'm in the game...I wanna win a championship that's what I really wanna do," said Rose "I got all the accolades that I wanted, now it's time for me to really get the one that I really, really want."

For the Pistons to get a shot, they need to get everyone involved. Rose is in good company with Reggie Jackson, Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond. But perhaps the most essential of all is seeing how D-Rose will keep himself healthy. Critics feel that he may need to adjust his brand of play if he wants to last a full season and avoid another devastating injury.

Derrick Rose Derrick Rose is averaging 12.6 points on 35.9 percent shooting in 2015. Photo: Getty