Derrick Rose tenure with the Chicago Bulls ended today as he was traded to the New York Knicks on Wednesday afternoon.
Rose was traded to the Knicks as part of a deal that included Robin Lopez, Jerian Grant and Jose Calderon to the Bulls. The Bulls general manager Gar Forman discussed why Rose was traded today. Rose was MVP of the NBA 2010-2011 and made a lot of spectacular plays, but injuries caught up to him.
“Derrick has been through a lot with the injures, you really have to admire how he continues to work and fight through everything he has had to the get back to the point where he’s at now. It was just in moving forward we thought that the players we were getting in this deal made sense to start the process of what we’re trying to accomplish.”
After advancing to the post season for seven straight years, The Bulls missed the playoffs this past season and they already had it in there mind that Rose needed to be gone in order for them to move in the right direction.
Rose will never return to MVP form, but he still has the ability to be a top point guard in the league. The Knicks desperately needed a point guard or a star player to go along with Carmelo Anthony. It will be interesting to see how this all plays out.