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Derrick Rose | Guard | #25

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/4/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 190
College: Memphis
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (1) / CHI
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Derrick Rose said that the trade sending him away from his hometown of Chicago to New York took him by surprise.
"I couldn’t believe it. I was kind of hurt at first, of course, coming from my hometown and moving, period," Rose said. "Being away from my kids and away my family, that’s going to get to you, no matter who you are. You’re going to be emotional about it." Rose added that he is happy to be suiting up for the Knicks, he loves the culture that Phil Jackson is creating in New York and is ready for everyone to see a "more mature player." With Brandon Jennings backing him up, Rose will likely have his minutes closely monitored, so it's going to be tough to invest anything more than a late-round selection on the former MVP. Aug 24 - 10:18 AM

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Derrick Rose said he thinks the Knicks can be a title contender this season.

Though Rose has been knocked for his confidence in his team as of late, he didn't reverse course in his latest comments. "I feel like I’m not done," Rose said. "It’s a new start. I feel rejuvenated, and when you put all that together, when I step on the floor, I really don’t know what to expect. What I’m doing right now is just preparing myself for something big. I think we have a chance to win every game, and in the league, that’s rare." Rose is still just 27 years old, but he's too inefficient and risky to be anything more than a late-round pick in most fantasy drafts.
Aug 23 - 12:05 PM

Derrick Rose said that he won't take back his comments about the Knicks being in the same "Super Team" class as the Warriors.

"I still believe that," Rose said. "Like I said, with that Super Team term, you have to be very careful, I guess, if you’re in the United States. But I feel like if you’re in any team in the NBA -- it don’t have to be the NBA, it could be the college level, high school level -- you should believe in yourself and have the confidence in yourself that you’re playing on a super team anywhere." If the Knicks struggle this season, this won't be the last time that Rose will have to defend those comments. He's expected to "share the ball more" with the Knicks, but remains a risky fantasy target due to his inefficient style of play and durability issues.
Source: ESPN NY
Aug 22 - 10:20 AM

Derrick Rose plans to "share the ball more" with the Knicks next season.

"With the Bulls ... the offense really went through me and Jimmy [Butler]," Rose said. "With the Knicks, we have [Kristaps Porzingis], we have [Carmelo Anthony], we have [Joakim Noah] rolling to the rim. We’ve got Courtney [Lee]." Rose posted a career-low assist rate last season, at 25.5 percent, and anyone who owns the players mentioned above should be hoping that his actions support his words.

Derrick Rose will head to trial on October 4 after his request to get a sexual assault civil case against him thrown out was denied.

A former girlfriend of Rose accused him and his friends of drugging and sexually assaulting her and allegations were brought forth in August 2015 (two years after the alleged assault). Rose can settle the case outside of court before the trial begins, but he could end up missing part of the Knicks' preseason.
Jul 29 - 12:05 PM

Derrick Rose said that the expectations in New York are high because the Knicks are a "super team."

"They're high," Rose said. "I mean, with these teams right now, they're saying us and Golden State are the super teams, and they're trying not to build that many super teams, and Adam Silver came out with the statement and this and that." He's probably getting way ahead of himself with that comment, but at least he's feeling confident again and he said that he has been "rejuvenated" by his move to New York. Rose also said that he's been working out six days a week and that he's focused on improving his mid-range shot this summer as well as his conditioning.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 22 - 9:56 AM

Derrick Rose was recently spotted working out with Brandon Jennings, Kristaps Porzingis and Sasha Vujacic in Los Angeles.

Players work out with each other all the time, but this one is important as it shows that the newly signed Knicks are already working on their chemistry. Jeff Hornacek said he hopes that Rose can get Porzingis some easier looks under the basket, and he hopes the pair can be a threat in the pick-and-roll, so it's nice to see them working together this early. For what it's worth, Rose reportedly looked "explosive" during his L.A. workout.
Source: ESPN
Jul 15 - 12:32 PM

Phil Jackson thinks Derrick Rose will be able to help ease the burden on Carmelo Anthony.

"We need to have other forceful players that have established games to come to this team to activate our team," Jackson said. "I saw an opportunity with Rose to have that individual that would come in and take that load off of Carmelo as a scorer. Derrick gave us that opportunity to move forward a little bit quicker than we anticipated." Rose has to stay on the floor for that to happen, but at least New York's front office and their franchise player (Anthony) are now seemingly on the same page.
Source: Newsday
Jul 11 - 10:45 AM

Derrick Rose said that he feels "something special" is going to happen with the Knicks.

"I’m taking all this in," he said. "I feel like something special is going to happen. I really don’t know what but I feel like something special. I’m putting in all of the work. I think that when I look back at it the most time I had this much time to really focus on basketball was the year before I won MVP and I got a lot of time to really focus on myself, learn, take care of my body, and just try to better myself to try to become the best athlete I can become." Saying it is one thing, but doing it on the court—especially for Rose at this stage of his career—is entirely another.
Source: NBA.com
Jun 27 - 12:51 PM

Derrick Rose said he feels like he's close to his MVP form.

The 2011 MVP did admit saying this isn't going to do anything. He added he is hopeful to play the rest of his career with the Knicks. Rose said he wanted to thank the Bulls for trading him and that it hurt a lot for him to miss the post season. He did text Carmelo Anthony and added he's excited to play with Kristaps Porzingis. For fantasy, he's really going to have to improve after being one of the worst starting point guards in the NBA last year.
Jun 24 - 4:35 PM

A source not affiliated with Derrick Rose or the Knicks reported that he looked "lean and explosive" at his workouts in Los Angeles.

This is nice to hear, but the bigger issue for Rose is whether or not he can stay healthy as he enters a contract year with his new team. Add in the fact that he was one of the most inefficient players in the NBA last season and it's easy to see why he will be more of a late-round flier in fantasy drafts.
Source: ESPN
Jun 24 - 12:40 PM

Phil Jackson said the Knicks could potentially look to keep Derrick Rose beyond the 2016-17 season.

Jackson referenced the situation as not something that was going to be addressed in depth today, and obviously New York will proceed with caution given Rose's history of injury issues. While the point guard has plenty of incentive to play well while remaining healthy in a contract year, the 66 games Rose played in during the 2015-16 campaign were his most since 2010-11.
Jun 23 - 7:26 PM

The Bulls are sending Derrick Rose, Justin Holiday and a 2017 second-round pick to the Knicks for Robin Lopez, Jerian Grant and Jose Calderon.

Wow. The Bulls will be set for rebuilding mode and Rose gets a fresh start. He was one of the worst high-volume players in the NBA last year. Rose was relatively healthy last year, playing in 66 games and not missing more than three consecutive games. He likely won't have the ball in his hands as much with Carmelo Anthony around, so Rose likely won't be a big factor on the stat sheet. He's only a late-round flier in standard leagues.

The Knicks have had internal discussions recently about trading for Derrick Rose, according to ESPN NY's Ian Begley.

The Knicks are looking to get an athletic point guard for coach Jeff Hornacek. There's a chance the Bulls go into a rebuild mode and could trade Rose away, especially if they deal Jimmy Butler. The Knicks don't have much to work with trade chips, so it might have to be a three-way deal. To be clear, nothing is imminent.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 17 - 3:44 PM

The Chicago Bulls are reportedly looking to trade Derrick Rose.

While Jimmy Butler has been involved in recent trade rumors, the Bulls would rather move Rose and are reportedly actively shopping the former MVP. It's unclear if there are currently any teams interested in acquiring Rose, but his $21.3 million salary for 2016-17 could be a deterrent for any potential suitor. We'll keep an eye on news surrounding Rose, but the Bulls may be stuck with him as he enters a contract year.
Jun 14 - 1:58 PM