Who is Derrick Rose?
Derick Rose, a star point guard for the New York Knicks, standing at 6ft 3in, is going to be a free agent again this summer. First drafted by the Bulls, Rose’s first few years with the Bulls showed what time of excellent player he is. In fact, he won rookie of the year, then went to win the MVP award at 22 years old in the 2011 season. He is the youngest player to ever win that award. Sadly, he tore his ACL in his left knee in a playoff game in 2012. The following season Rose did not play at all. Then when he came back in 2014, he injured his right meniscus in November, which caused him to miss the rest of that season. With all his injuries, Rose never managed to go back to his rookie self. After 8 years with the Bulls, Derick Rose was a free agent in the summer of 2016.
Bulls —>> Knicks
In the summer of 2016, free agent Derrick Rose was traded to the Knicks to play with All-Star Carmelo Anthony. This trade was expected to make the Knicks true playoff contenders. But that proved false. As of March 11, 2017, the Knicks are 12th in the Eastern Conference. This means 3 teams are beating them right now in the Eastern Conference, that aren’t playoff contenders. To me, this reminds me of Cousins and Rondo playing together. Both superstars but it didn’t quite work. Still, Rose is playing fairly well for the Knicks as he averages 18 points and 5 assists. Yet, these numbers are low compared to his rookie years. A big influencer for their losing is their triangle offense. The Knicks use a specific offense that can take almost a season to get used to. With new players coming in and out this isn’t doing them any good.
Rose Free Agent Again This Summer
As his contract expires with the Knicks, Rose is looking into leaving the Knicks. The big reason, in my opinion, is its triangle offense which isn’t Rose’s style of play. The Bucks have an interest in Rose as the coach values a fast paced game, which is what Rose values. It is too early to tell what team Rose will be on next year, but hopefully not the Knicks. Leave a comment below on which team you think Rose should play for next year.