Derrick Rose is making headlines once again this time, as he is expected to be an unrestricted free agent due to the knee injury that he sustained last week. It appears that his tenure with the New York Knicks is about to end.
Derrick Rose's Future With The Knicks Is Uncertain
Derrick Rose's future, according to some NBA rumors, is now uncertain. His injured left knee was found to have a torn meniscus. It came at an inopportune time as the point guard is now looking forward to become an unrestricted free agent. This is the first time in his NBA career that he encountered this situation.
The New York Knicks still has a couple of games to play. They will face the Toronto Raptors on Sunday and the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday next week. NBA trade rumors will be circulating again since Jeff Hornacek, Knicks' coach, admitted that the return of Derrick Rose is uncertain at this time.
Rose's Fate Will Impact The Knicks' Roster
Some pundits focusing on NBA trade rumors believe that the New York Knicks have a major decision to face this summer. Derrick Rose's fate will be a big factor in how they will build up their roster for the following season. The fact that the team is expected to part ways with Carmelo Anthony is not helping the situation as well.
Rose's Value As A Free Agent Is Damaged
Some NBA trade rumors suggest that the value of Derrick Rose in the free agent market has been badly damaged by his recent knee injury. To date, the All-Star point guard has undergone surgeries on both his knees. This makes his future with the Knicks unclear.
While Derrick Rose said he wanted to come back to the Knicks after this season, recent NBA trade rumors suggest that he will likely push for a five years maximum contract for $150 million as a free agent. However, some pundits say the Knicks are not about to shell out this huge sum of money especially for someone who has undergone injuries on both knees.