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Friday's Knicks News: Derrick Rose likely to get big payday in July

Derrick Rose, even without a 3-point shot, is going to get paid in free agency: It is the contract push to end all contract pushes. And Derrick Rose can finally see the finish line. For two seasons Rose has been focused on the summer of 2017 when he hits the free agent market and gets to dive head-first into a pot of gold waiting for him. You don’t think Rose is getting paid? Check out the contract Chandler Parsons received last summer. Or Tyler Johnson. -- New York Daily News

Duke’s Jayson Tatum would be a good fit for Knicks: Late in the first half of Duke's ACC Tournament quarterfinal victory over Louisville on Thursday afternoon, Blue Devils big man Amile Jefferson corralled a rebound off a missed free throw. As soon as Jefferson had possession, the Cardinals set up their full-court press. -- New York Daily News

Derrick Rose’s audition for potential free-agent suitors going well: Derrick Rose came to the Knicks with such high hopes. In the final year of his contract, Rose -- who had been acquired in a trade with the Bulls -- was looking to find a permanent home. He was looking to have the kind of big season that would make the Knicks want to re-sign him to a long-term deal despite the fact that this year’s draft is expected to be exceptionally deep in point guard talent. -- Newsday

Knicks' Derrick Rose auditioning for next role: Derrick Rose will be a free agent in 17 games and the Knicks seemed like a perfect landing spot when he was traded here. But he didn’t prove to be a solution to the ills of the franchise and now they must decide - and he must, too - what happens next to the puzzling point guard. -- The Record