“Derrick loves New York and wants to be there,” Rose’s agent, B.J. Armstrong, told Bleacher Report recently. “We’ve expressed that to them and been very consistent about it. Whether it happens is on them; all we can do is be clear.”
Armstrong said Rose, who underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee in April, is healthy and working out. He also insinuated that Rose would be willing to take a pay cut (he made $21.3 million last year).
“In the end, we want to explore everything—if you’re going to compete, you clearly need a number of [top] players, so let’s figure that out,” Armstrong said. “We want the best team possible. That’s it. All the other stuff, if the team wins, everyone wins.”
If Derrick Rose comes back to the New York Knicks next season I will literally scream at the top of my lungs. Luckily a Derrick Rose pay cut is against everything Phil Jackson believes in. Jackson prefers to overpay for players that the team doesn’t need so I expect Rudy Gay to end up with a max contract.
D-Rose came into last season with a rape allegation. He missed a game and just didn’t tell anyone in the organization that he wasn’t going to be there. He played with Melo and Porzingis, two of the best shooters in the game and only average 4 assists a game.
I hate you, Derrick Rose.
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