10 Things Knicks Fans Need To Know About Derrick Rose


The New York Knicks have acquired 2011 NBA MVP and three-time All-Star Derrick Rose in a blockbuster trade with the Chicago Bulls.

Here are 10 things you need to know about the newest star on Broadway:

1. Listed at 6-foot-3 and 190 pounds, Rose will be 28 when the 2016-17 campaign begins.

2. Rose has been in the spotlight ever since he was in high school. The point guard was a McDonald’s All-American in 2007.

3. Rose spent one year in college and led the Memphis Tigers to the NCAA Final before losing to Kansas. He averaged 14.9 points per game and 4.7 assists during the 2007-08 season.

4. A Chicago native, Rose was taken by his hometown team in the 2008 NBA Draft as the first overall pick.

5. Rose had a strong rookie campaign, averaging 16.8 points per game with 6.3 assists while shooting .475 from the field. His exploits earned him the 2009 Rookie of the Year Award.

6. Rose earned his first All-Star berth in 2010. He averaged 20.8 points, 6.0 assists and shot a career-high .489 from the field.

7. Rose’s 2010-11 campaign was outstanding from start to finish. Starting in a career-high 81 games, Rose averaged career-highs in points (25.0), rebounds (4.0) and steals (1.0) en route to being named the NBA MVP. The Bulls would go on to win 62 games and reach the Eastern Conference Final.

8. Rose continued to dominate the NBA during the 2011-12 season (21.8 points per game and a career-high 7.9 assists), but his career was derailed by a horrific injury in the first round of the 2012 playoffs. He tore his ACL and would go on to miss the entirety of the 2012-13 season.

9. In 405 career games with the Bulls, Rose averaged 19.7 points per game, 6.2 assists and 3.7 rebounds. He shot .448 from the field and is career 81 percent free throw shooter.

10. Rose is switching his jersey number and will wear No.25 with the Knicks.

What They’re Saying About the Trade & Rose

“Add talent, stay flexible for 2017. This is a very good deal” — Alan Hahn (The Knicks Fix) via Facebook

“Potential to be an All-@HDumpty39 team, yes, but flexibility for 2017 maintained while being competitive in 2016-17. Noah as FA next.”  — @AlanHahn

“Comparing Rose acquisition to past injury-prone players is misguided. This, unlike those, has a short-term commitment. Low risk.” — @AlanHahn

“Melo, Porzi, Rose AND $30 million to spend. See you next Thursday night.” — @AlTrautwig

“Love the Derrick Rose trade to Knicks 4 Calderon, Grant and Lopez. In contract year, Rose will have to play his best. No-lose move for NYK.”  — @Chris_Broussard

“This is an exciting day for New York and our fans,” Knicks Head Coach Jeff Hornacek said. 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.”