I know it’s been a while, but I guess we should have an official thread for this garbage trade.
From Marc Stein and Ian Begley (the trade was broken by Shams Charania):
The Knicks acquired Derrick Rose from the Bulls on Wednesday, hoping the former NBA MVP can be their answer at point guard.
New York traded center Robin Lopez, guard Jose Calderon and guard Jerian Grant to Chicago, which shipped guard Justin Holiday, Rose and a 2017 second-round pick back to the Knicks.
A source close to Rose said the Chicago native was very emotional about leaving his hometown team, which drafted him No. 1 overall out of Memphis in 2008, because of all his great memories there but that he wanted the big stage of New York.
Once Rose got word the Bulls were looking to trade him, he hoped it would be to the Knicks.
“His first choice was New York,” the source said. “He wants the spotlight.”
Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf called the trade a “hard one” to make.
This is why we can’t have nice things.
Oh well, maybe Kevin Durant told the Knicks he’d sign with them, but they had to have a former MVP at the point and Nash, Magic and Iverson all refused to come out of retirement. Maybe. Probably not.