The Shadow League’s J.R. Gamble talked about the swirling Derrick Rose trade rumors a few days ago. It seems as though those rumors were well placed.
Rose was traded to the Knicks on Wednesday as part of a five-player deal, it is being reported.
Rose, Justin Holiday and a second-round pick will go to the Knicks as part of the deal, while the Bulls will receive Robin Lopez, Jose Calderon and Jerian Grant.
This past season, Rose played in 66 games, the most he’s appeared in over the last three years. He averaged 16.4 points and 4.7 assists.
If he can stay healthy, that’s a huge upgrade at the point guard position for the Knicks, who now have a tantalizing starting lineup with Rose alongside Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis.
Rose has one year left on his contract for $21.3 million. If he can prove that his injuries are in the rearview mirror, things just got real interesting in the Eastern Conference.
The Knicks have also been mentioned among the suitors for Dwight Howard, so keep an eye on Phil Jackson as he attempts to make more power moves in the days ahead.