It is common knowledge that the New York Knicks are in desperate need of a quality point guard. There have been various names tossed into the newswire of possible acquisitions in the past year. Namely Chris Paul, Rajan Rondo and Jeff Teague. As of now, those were all rumors and nothing had been confirmed by the Knicks front office. Today though, ESPN’s Ian Begley has revealed that the Knicks organization is having “internal discussions” about perhaps offering a trade to the Chicago Bulls to acquire Derrick Rose.
Though it must be clarified that the franchise has not made an formal contact with the Bulls about Rose, but it is definitely something that they have on their mind. With that said, it seems highly unlikely that they can offer anything of value to Chicago. Currently, the only assets of value that the Knicks have are Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis, who is coming off of a stellar rookie season. It is difficult to image that the team would part ways with Porzingis and Anthony has a no-trade clause in his contract that allows him to veto any trade attempt.
Rose, who will be a free agent after the 2016-2017 season, is coming off multiple knee injuries that saw him spend more time on the bench than on the court the past few seasons. Though he is 27-years-old, he is still a risky investment for any franchise that would look to acquire him.