New York Knicks Interested in Trading for Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose
- Author: Jo Lloyd Jun 21, 2016,
Jun 21, 2016, 14:51
He was a dynamic lead guard that would attack the rim with reckless abandon. With a new coach in place, the Knicks now need to solidify their backcourt, and could be looking at a former MVP to do just that. In that year, he averaged 25 points per game and shot almost 45 percent from the floor.
Rose is going to be a free agent after the 2016-17 season, with his average now being 16.4 points, 42.7 percent shooting, and 4.7 assists.
The Knicks were 18th in points allowed per 100 possessions during 2015-16 but they were first in opponent's field goal percentage at the rim. His game has regressed and declines with each and every injury.
It's easy to justify the trade from the Chicago Bulls' standpoint. But it does look like the Knicks are interested in upgrading their point guard position, which is not a particularly strong depth chart at present. This sounds like nothing more than headline hunting by the Knicks because anything other than getting Rose on the cheap and without sacrificing any first round picks would be nuts. That would be an understatement as they let go of a no.2 pick for a player who has yet to complete a season since winning MVP honors. The Knicks can't afford to trade away their future in Porzingis. Many teams are pursuing the flamboyant Asian-American star this offseason; the Chicago Bulls being the latest addition. Having experienced noteworthy success in college at the University of Washington, many expected him to thrive in the National Basketball Association after being selected in the first round of the 2012 draft.
Other than the franchise's notorious history of getting pimped by washed up, broken down vets and former superstars, I can't see any reason why the Knicks would even attempt to make the deal.
Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose (1) shoots the ball over Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova (8) during the fourth quarter at Quicken Loans Arena. While he did manage to avoid any serious injuries this past season, there is always a risk that he could miss a significant amount of time. You would be trading for the player that he is and not what he was. Despite not being a part of the Bulls' pitch to Anthony, reports leaked that Rose worked out for Anthony to show his health and explosiveness that hadn't fully left him after two knee surgeries.
When Hornacek was in Phoenix, his team's finished 4th, 10th, and 12th in three-pointers attempted per game, and 4th, 10th, and 11th in percentage of points from the three-pointers.