It was announced on Wednesday that Chicago and New York have agreed on a trade that they each feel will benefit them next year. This trade will involve point guard Derrick Rose, conclusively sending him to the Knicks. The announcement was first made by The Chicago Tribune.
The Bulls and Knicks have agreed to exchange the once All-Star player Derrick Rose for a center and two guards. These players will be Robin Lopez, Jerian Grant, and Jose Calderon. Along with Derrick Rose, New York will obtain Justin Holiday as well as a 2017 second-round pick.
Rose was the first draft pick in the 2008 draft, and has now spent the entirety of his career either on the court with fellow Bulls, or on the sideline in a suit and tie due to his multiple various injuries. He is widely regarded as one of the most explosive point guards in the NBA, and despite his injuries, he produces great numbers and exciting plays.
Derrick Rose’s new contract will entitle him to $21.3 million, and he will be signed onto the New York Knicks team for the entire 2016-2017 season.
This decision follows New York’s previously expressed intentions of upgrading their point guard position. Now having a well-rounded team that includes Derrick Rose, Kristaps Porzingis, and Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks may have one of the strongest rosters in the eastern conference. This will provide Carmelo Anthony the opportunity to earn his long-deserved championship.