After the deal, the Pistons’ Derrick Rose (Derrick Rose) returned to New York
According to ESPN sources, Detroit has agreed to send Ross to New York Dennis Smith Jr. And Charlotte’s second-round pick.
Sources told ESPN that Detroit has agreed to trade guard Derrick Rose to New York in exchange for Dennis Smith Jr. and the second round pick in 2021 (via Charlotte). Ross is reunited with Tom Thibodeau, who has taught in Chicago and Minnesota.
-Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 7, 2021
Rose is expected to give the Knicks more firepower in the final minutes, which may have been used by the Knicks in Sunday’s 109-103 defeat against the Miami Heat.
The 32-year-old played under Phil Jackson in the 2016-17 season, but struggled in a triangle offense.
The trade reunited Rose with his former Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves coach Thibodeau.
Rose won the Bulls Rookie of the Year in 2009, became the youngest player at the age of 23, and won the MVP in 2011.
However, in the 2012 playoffs against Philadelphia, a series of injuries began with a torn ACL, all of which hindered Rose’s progress.
The 6-foot-2 guard tore his meniscus after a full season and was eventually traded to the Knicks.
Rose averaged 14.2 points, 1.9 rebounds and 4.2 rebounds this season and the final year of his $7.7 million contract.
New York is just a game for the Toronto Raptors, ranking eighth in the Eastern Conference.
Fans will have to wait and see to see if the old Thibodeau-Ross Magic shines on Broadway again.
This post is written by Bonny Johnson