Latest NBA trade rumors are claiming that Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is going to New York Knicks. ESPN's Ian Begley first reported about the New York Knicks' having internal discussions about trading for the Bulls' Derrick Rose.
Rose would prove to be an asset for the New York Knicks. The 6-foot, 3-inch tall point guard is going to be a free agent and he will look to showcase himself to the rest of the NBA in order to get a good deal. He will definitely try to score at a high pace and push himself to NBA all-star consideration once again.
For the Knicks to seal a deal with Derrick Rose, they must realize first that he can help them. That is despite his pending free agency status for 2017. The Knicks will not mind overlooking that as they have the belief they can convince Rose to stay long-term if everything works out. Adding Derrick Rose solves two problems for the Knicks.
It is a well-known fact that Knicks always long for star power. Madison Square Garden is nothing less than the Mecca of basketball and Derrick Rose's acquisition from the Chicago Bulls could give the New York Knicks some additional star power to pack Madison Square Garden.
Rose made fans happy and dazzled he NBA, when he led the Chicago Bulls to the best record in the Eastern Conference in the 2010-11 season. He would go on to win the MVP award. He has the potential to take the Bulls to the NBA Finals. The following year was a lockout-shortened season.
Rose led the Bulls to the top seed once again, but he then tear his ACL in Game 1. Most players take 9 months to a year to return from ACL but Rose did not return, leaving the Bulls to play without him when he could have helped.