Getting through a season missing only 16 games counts as a huge win for Derrick Rose. His 66 games played were his most since he tore his ACL back in 2010-11. Rose was solid enough when he was on the floor, averaging 16.4 points, 3.4 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game, and the Knicks saw enough in him to take a flier on him in the last year of his contract. Rose did improve his efficiency as the season went on, but it's hard to see things getting much better for the 28-year-old, given the level he has played at the last few years and the sheer number of injuries he has dealt with. As a No. 3 guard in the middle rounds, Rose is fine, but I'm not sure there is much upside here.
Rose was traded to the Knicks on Wednesday as part of a five-player deal, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports. Rose, Justin Holiday and a second-round pick will go to the Knicks as part of the deal, while the Bulls will receive Robin Lopez, Jose Calderon and Jerian Grant. Rose's 2015-16 campaign was his healthiest of the last three years, participating in 66 games, while posting averages of 16.4 points and 4.7 assists. He'll be a huge upgrade for the Knicks at point guard, but his fantasy value likely won't be boosted much, with the likes of Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis playing alongside him. The Knicks have also been linked to other big names with free agency coming soon, including Dwight Howard, so they may not be done making a splash this offseason. Rose remains one of the most injury prone players in the league, so with one year left on his contract for $21.3 million, he'll need to prove to the Knicks he can make it through a full season and that he's not on the decline.
Rose has been shut down for the final two games of the season, Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago reports. Rose has played through discomfort and swelling in his non-shooting elbow of late, but with the Bulls officially eliminated from the playoffs over the weekend, there's no sense in asking the point guard to continue to play at less than 100 percent. Rose joins a number of other regulars, including Taj Gibson and Pau Gasol, who have been ruled out for the final two games, and Aaron Brooks figures to see a heavy minutes load in Rose's absence. E'Twaun Moore has also been shut down, leaving Chicago rather shorthanded Monday against New Orleans and Wednesday against Philadelphia.
Rose (elbow) recorded 12 points (5-15 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight assists, five rebounds, and one steal in 35 minutes during the Bulls' 108-92 loss to the Grizzlies on Tuesday. Rose had more shot attempts than points while turning the ball over five times on Tuesday. His hyperextended elbow seemed to be bothering him quite a bit, as he avoided contact on multiple occasions. Meanwhile, the Bulls' playoff hopes are dwindling, and Thursday's showdown versus the Heat is essentially a must-win game. As a result, Rose may continue to play through his pain.
Rose (elbow) told reporters that he'll play Tuesday night against the Grizzlies, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports. After missing the last two games with soreness in his left elbow, Rose will return to action Tuesday, meaning E'Twaun Moore (hamstring) will likely move back to a bench role, if he plays. Rose is not yet believed to be fully healthy, though, so he remains somewhat of a risky daily play, even against a depleted Memphis team.
Rose (elbow) is considered questionable to play Tuesday against Memphis, KC Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports. Rose has missed the last two games with inflammation and soreness in his non-shooting elbow, and the team will wait until Tuesday to offer more information on his status. Chicago will head into the matchup with Memphis two games behind Indiana/Detroit for the final playoff spot in the East, so it's possible that could have some bearing on Rose's decision.
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