“This is an exciting day for New York and our fans,” Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said in a statement. “Derrick is one of the top point guards in the NBA who is playoff-battle-tested. He adds a whole new dynamic to our roster and immediately elevates our backcourt.”
The Knicks hope they could get the former MVP Rose and not the injury-prone, down on his luck Rose that we’ve seen in recent years while he was playing for the Bulls.
Last year, Rose averaged 16.4 points, 3.4 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game in 66 games for the Bulls in the 2015-16 season. It’s the most game he’s played since the 2010-11 season.