The New York Knicks to acquire NBA Most Valuable Player (2011), 3× NBA All-Star (2010–2012), All-NBA First Team (2011), NBA Rookie of the Year (2009), NBA All-Rookie First Team (2009), McDonald’s All-American (2007), Illinois Mr. Basketball (2007), “Derrick Rose”, reunite former MVP with Tom Thibodeau: report

The New York Knicks to acquire NBA Most Valuable Player (2011), 3× NBA All-Star (2010–2012), All-NBA First Team (2011), NBA Rookie of the Year (2009), NBA All-Rookie First Team (2009), McDonald’s All-American (2007), Illinois Mr. Basketball (2007),  “Derrick Rose”, reunite former MVP with Tom Thibodeau: report

BREAKING: Knicks Acquire Derrick Rose in Trade With Pistons

BREAKING: Knicks Acquire Derrick Rose in Trade With Pistons
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The Knicks are dealing for Derrick Rose (again), this time in an agreed trade for the one-time MVP point guard with the Pistons.

The New York Knicks have agreed to a trade with the Detroit Pistons, principally sending former NBA MVP Derrick Rose to the knicks.

According to Charania, the Knicks are sending fourth-year point guard Dennis Smith Jr. and draft compensation to acquire Rose. Smith was set to join the Westchester Knicks in the G League bubble in Florida. It is unclear whether the former NC State guard will play in the G League for Detroit or not. Pistons affiliate Grand Rapids Drive opted out of the bubble.

Rose, 32, has not played for the Pistons since the end of January, as the one-time Chicago Bulls All-Star and Detroit have jointly looked for a new destination for the point guard. In 15 appearances this season—all of which have been off of the bench—Rose has averaged 14.2 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 4.2 assists in 22.8 minutes per game, shooting 42.9% from the field and 33.3% from three-point range.

It was reported on February 6th that the Knicks were “engaged” in talks with the Pistons on a trade surrounding Rose, who was seeking a new home and playoff contender. After Saturday’s home win over the Portland Trail Blazers, New York moved to a three-team tie for sixth place in the Eastern Conference while Pistons, led by former Coach of the Year Dwane Casey, are the bottom-feeding last-place team in the East.

The Knicks first acquired Rose in June 2016 when then-President Phil Jackson traded for the Bulls mainstay floor general, sending José Calderón, Jerian Grant, and Robin Lopez for Rose, Justin Holiday, and a future second-round pick. Rose was paired with free-agent signing Joakim Noah, his longtime Bulls compadre. In 64 games with the Knicks, Rose averaged 18.0 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 4.4 assists in 32.5 minutes per game, shooting 47.1% from the floor and 21.7% from long range.

After Rose’s contract expired, he signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers, before getting traded seven months later to the Utah Jazz, where he was waived. Rose reunited with Tom Thibodeau, who won Coach of the Year the same season as Rose’s MVP campaign, with the Minnesota Timberwolves, appearing in 60 games across two seasons. Rose finally landed with Detroit in 2019 as a free agent.

Rose’s arrival immediately calls into question the impact of playing time for emergent rookie guard Immanuel Quickley, one of the top first-year scorers of his class. Quickley has not yanked the starting point-guard job from Elfrid Payton yet, so the presence of Rose leads to the uncertainty of Quickley’s development and minutes for the Knicks.

WHO IS DERRICK ROSE

From a local high school standout to the youngest MVP in NBA history, Derrick Rose has reinvigorated Chicago basketball. Attacking and striking against the most formidable opponents, his ability to break physical laws is unlike anything seen before. With astonishing speed and power, combined with a drive and passion for the city he loves most, Rose has quickly become one of the best point guards the game of basketball has ever seen…and he’s only just begun. Bringing a championship home is the focus, and nothing will stand in his way. This is his journey.

Rose was born and raised in the Englewood area, one of the most dangerous neighborhoods on Chicago’s South Side. He is the youngest son of Brenda Rose after Dwayne, Reggie, and Allan. All three were talented basketball players who taught Rose the in and outs of basketball on nearby courts. As his talent for the sport grew, Rose began to attract much more outside attention in Chicago’s basketball circles, leading his mother and brothers to restrict outside contact to him. She feared he would be exploited and his path to the NBA diverted by outside parties like street agents, similar to what happened to former Chicago prospect Ronnie Fields.

By the time Rose enrolled at Simeon Career Academy in 2003, he was a hot commodity for collegiate coaches. Despite his reputation, he played freshmen and JV basketball for the Wolverines. He wore No. 25 in honor of Ben “Benji” Wilson, a promising player who was murdered by a gang member during his senior year in 1984. Rose was not allowed on varsity due to a long-standing tradition that head coach Bob Hambric, who had been with the school since 1980 had no freshmen on the varsity team. That rule did not lessen Rose’s play, and he went on to put up 18.5 points, 6.6 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game and led both the freshmen and sophomores to city championships with a 24–1 record. Hambric softened his stance and allowed the freshman a chance to play on varsity in the state tournament, but Rose declined, wanting the players to get due credit. The next year Hambric retired and Robert Smith was hired, opening the path to varsity. In Rose’s debut, he had 22 points, 7 rebounds and 5 steals over Thornwood High School in a sold-out game filled with college scouts and coaches. He led the Wolverines to a 30–5 mark while averaging 19.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, 8.3 assists and 2.4 steals but the season ended after a loss in state regionals. Rose’s play garnered him his first national award: a Parade All-American third team spot.

During Rose’s junior year in 2006, the Simeon Wolverines broke through and won the Chicago Public League championship held at the United Center, where Rose starred with 25 points and crowd pleasing dunks. The team advanced through the playoffs and earned a berth in the Class AA state championship against Richwoods High School, where a fourth quarter buzzer beater by Richwood forced overtime. The score was knotted at 29 late in the extra period when Rose stole the ball and buried the game winning jumper as time expired, giving Simeon its first state title since the Wilson-led Wolverines won in 1984. The team finished 33–4 and ranked nationally, and Rose was awarded with an All-State Illinois mention, EA Sports All-American Second Team pick and another Parade All-American selection.

Entering his senior year, Rose was ranked the fifth best prospect in the nation by Sports Illustrated. In January 2007, Simeon traveled to Madison Square Garden to play Rice High School and star guard Kemba Walker. The Wolverines lost 53–51. The season’s highlight was a nationally televised contest on ESPN against Virginia perennial power Oak Hill Academy two weeks later. Matched up with hyped junior guard Brandon Jennings, Rose had 28 points, 9 assists, and 8 rebounds and in a 78–75 win. For his performance, USA Today named him their high school player of the week.] Simeon went on to repeat as Public League champions and defended their state championship, defeating O’Fallon High School 77–54. In doing so, Simeon became the first Chicago Public League school to win two straight state championships. In his final high school game, Rose scored 2 points, but pulled down 7 rebounds and totaled 8 assists, while Simeon big man Tim Flowers scored 35 points. The Wolverines ended the season 33–2 and ranked first in the nation by Sports Illustrated and 6th on USA Today‘s Super 25. Rose averaged 25.2 points, 9.1 assists, 8.8 rebounds and 3.4 steals.

Overall, Simeon’s record while Rose played was 120–12. After his senior year, Rose was again All-State after being named Illinois Mr. Basketball  and was named to the McDonald’s All-American team. He was also awarded with First Team honors by Parade selection and USA Today and USA Today First Team All-American.

Rose was selected to play in the Jordan Brand All-Star Game and Nike Hoop Summit. In 2009, Rose was named the decade’s third greatest high school point guard by ESPN RISE magazine behind Chris Paul and T.J. Ford, and had his jersey number (#25) retired along with Ben Wilson.

Accolades

New York Knicks

NBA

  • NBA All-Star (2012)
  • NBA Most Valuable Player (2011)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (2009)
  • NBA All-Star (2011)
  • All-NBA First Team (2011)
  • NBA All-Star (2010)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2009)
  • NBA Skills Challenge Champion (2009)

Memphis Tigers

College

  • NCAA Tournament All-Final Four Team
  • NCAA Tournament South Region MVP
  • NABC 3rd Team All-American
  • NABC All-District 7 First Team
  • All-Conference USA First Team
  • Conference USA Freshman of the Year
  • Sporting News All-Freshman Team
  • 2K Sports College Hoops Classic MVP

Simeon Career Academy

High School

  • Class AA State Championship (2006-07)
  • Class AA Tournament MVP (2006-07)
  • llinois Mr. Basketball 2007
  • 2007 McDonald’s All-American
  • USA Today 2007 All-USA First Team
  • Parade 2007 All-America First Team
  • EA Sports 2007 All-American First Team
  • All State Illinois 2007

 

 

 

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