Multiple Teams View Derrick Rose As Trade Target

With the Knicks having slipped to 12th in the Eastern Conference, the team will have to decide during the All-Star break whether to look ahead to the future or to push for a playoff spot. According to Ian Begley of ESPN.com, multiple teams around the NBA view Derrick Rose as a potential trade target if the Knicks do decide to sell.

Rose, 28, isn’t the same player he was earlier in his career when he won the MVP award — as Begley writes, the veteran point guard hasn’t been all that effective as a defender or a distributor. Still, Rose has averaged 17.7 PPG with his best shooting percentage (46.2%) since 2009/10, and has shown he still excels at penetrating the lane.

While Rose may draw interest from a few teams, it would be tricky to find a deal that works for both the Knicks and a trade partner. Rose is earning more than $21.3MM this season, so over-the-cap teams looking to acquire him would have to be willing to part with one or two substantial contracts of their own. Meanwhile, the Knicks will have some cap room this summer when Rose comes off the books, so they won’t want to take back long-term salary unless they get a player that can become part of the team’s long-term plans.

Although they haven’t given up on the postseason yet, the Knicks figure to get some calls about Rose in the coming days and it would make sense for the team to listen. Phil Jackson and the front office reportedly want to build the roster around Kristaps Porzingis and Willy Hernangomez, and while Carmelo Anthony‘s no-trade clause figures to prevent the club from moving him, Rose doesn’t have that same ability to veto a deal.

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25 thoughts on “Multiple Teams View Derrick Rose As Trade Target

  1. yoyo137

    It’s so crazy what injuries do to players’ career paths. I’m pretty sure everyone assumed he’d be in Chicago his whole career if he didn’t ever get hurt. I really wonder how many different teams he’ll be on by the time hes done

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    • Djones246890

      Sadly. I think he’ll end up as a journeyman — simply due to the injuries and arose pulling the stuff he does from time-to-time, and then saying something stupid.

      He’ll probably play for another 3 or 4 teams and then retire as a Bull. Reinsdorf is sentimental and he’ll end up signing him again, but not if he’s asking for max dollars. Later in his career, he won’t be able to command that kind of money.

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  2. Maybe Orlando goes after him. Green and amother player to make the salaries work. I just don’t see a lot of teams willing to give up anything of value for a guy who wants to go into free agency and has an inflated value of himself

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    • Ralow

      That’s partly true. However, Rose is still really effective at scoring so he could be the missing piece for a team looking to make a playoff push (Milwaukee, Atlanta, Indiana, Clippers, Jazz, Kings, and even the Grizzlies might want him as a rental). To be honest, the best role for Rose going forward would be as a 6th man similar to what Jamal Crawford did when he played for ATL. He would get 25-30 mpg but would play mostly against the 2nd unit where he can score at will and not have to worry about facilitating the offense (which he sucks at anyway).

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      • Ralow

        Add Minnesota to the list of teams because they are only 3.5 games out of the 8th seed, have a hole at SG, and have Thibedeau.

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        • ChiSoxCity

          Rose at SG? Good luck with that.

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    • longwoodbob

      There is 0 % chance Orlando wants Rose.

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      • padam

        Agreed. They just dealt Ibaka because he will be a free agent. As will Rose.

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  3. XFLbetterthanNFL

    If Rose leaves the Knicks will they still be a Super Team?

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    • TrustTheProcess

      I’m not sure. I think they need to trade porzingis for Rondo and then they would never lose. right?

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      • XFLbetterthanNFL

        Maybe. Melo needs to be the GM and Head Coach. He knows what it takes to win NBA championships. If there is any player qualified to speak up and speak out about team management, it’s definitely Carmelo Anthony.

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        • Djones246890

          Anthony couldn’t care less about winning. He’s only there because he likes the city.

          He doesn’t care if they win 6 games or 60. He just wants to be in NY. Jackson realizes that, and that’s why he wants him gone.

          Anthony has no drive to win, and aside from scoring 22 ppg, he’s a ghost, and will end up costing you more points than he puts in the hoop.

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    • Decius9

      I love people who are smart after the fact.

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      • It’s not being smart after the fact, if everyone knew it from the start.

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        • XFLbetterthanNFL

          Haha yep!

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  4. Clark

    Is it crazy that I still believe D-Rose can return to an All Star caliber player? Maybe it’s wishful thinking since he was my second favorite active player behind Kobe when he came in the league. The guy just isn’t a PG anymore he’s a slashing SG, if he can go to a team where he doesn’t have a lot of pressure on him. Have someone else control the ball and passing it around and let him drive and score 20-30 points a night

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  5. hill

    Henson and Hinson for Rose.

    Bucks clear Henson’s modest contract and let Rose go in he off-season giving some cap flexibility. In the meantime Rose can play 25 minutes per game splitting time with. Brogdon. Delly loses his spot in the rotation.

    Knicks get a nice, rangy bench big in Henson on an affordable deal. They can cut Henson. Maybe a future 2nd to the NYK to round out the package.

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    • Keep dreaming if you are a buck fan

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  6. You say multiple teams and yet do not name one single team. Bullshit.

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  7. Reflect

    Knicks should trade everyone even Porzingis. At this point they have no hope for 5 years. Might as well just collect like 20 1st round draft picks and stack up for 2020.

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  8. Goldie

    Rose should be traded for Rubio.This would make KP and the team better with a pass first guard and a good perimeter defender. They should also trade to try and get Wilson Chandler back.If they could do that they would shore up their D and make a real run at the playoffs

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    • padam

      I had thought Rose and Noah to Minny (back with their old coach) for Rubio and Shabazz. Minny has the ability to take on a bunch of salary, too. A win for all.

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      • How is that a win for Minnesota? Rose doesn’t do anything to push the needle for the Wolves and neither does Noah (not to mention his bad contract). The only thing that deal does is give the Wolves an opening to start Dunn at the PG spot next year.

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  9. Jboogie

    Trade rose to min and reunite him with thins., the Knicks wild take anything back since he won’t be resigning with them anyway

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  10. Armaday

    Get Draft Picks Knicks. Do what you gotta do!

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