Derrick Rose hasn't managed to stay healthy for a full season since 2010-11, when he played in 81 games while earning MVP honors as a member of the Chicago Bulls.
New York Knicks star Derrick Rose will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a fresh knee injury, the National Basketball Association team confirmed Sunday.
Rose and his agent, B.J. Armstrong, have both said publicly that Rose would like to return to NY as a free agent. He missed the entire 2012-13 season, played only 10 games the following season, and missed substantial time in every season since. After this injury, a return to the league at all is a question.
Rose has averaged 18 points and 3.8 rebounds per game but was fined by the team in January after skipping a game against New Orleans without informing management of his whereabouts.
Of course, Rose can still sign a contract extension with the Knicks before July 1, but both sides appear ready to move on.
Knicks president Phil Jackson acquired Rose in a trade with the Bulls that also netted Justin Holiday.
Jackson hoped that with Rose and free-agent signees Joakim Noah and Courtney Lee on board, the Knicks could compete for a playoff spot. Sitting down at the table, I think we'll have to talk about. Ron Baker and Chasson Randle will handle the point guard duties the rest of the way.