Derrick Rose, the No. 1 pick in the 2008 NBA draft, the 2008-09 Rookie of the Year and the 2010-11 NBA MVP (the youngest MVP in NBA history), was traded by the Chicago Bulls to the New York Knicks on Wednesday.
Stats & Info takes a look at what Rose has done and what the deal means.
Rose tore his ACL in a 2012 first-round playoff series against the Philadelphia 76ers. He missed the 2012-13 season, and all but 10 games of the next season with various injuries.
He has played in 39 percent of possible games since the beginning of the 2012-13 season and hasn’t regained the form he showed before the injury.
Before his injury, Rose was among the best penetrators in basketball. After a slow start last season, he improved after the calendar turned to 2016, improving his scoring (from 14.4 points per game to 17.7), field goal percentage (from 39 percent to 45 percent) and finishing around the hoop (from 45 percent shooting on drives to 55 percent).
Rose will be 28 years old to start the 2016-17 season, when he is owed $21.3 million in the final year of his contract. He has not played 30 minutes in each of 10 consecutive games since the 2011-12 season.
And durability isn’t the only question. He ranked 81st of 85 point guards last season, according to ESPN's real plus-minus. With Rose, the Bulls made it as far as the Eastern Conference finals one time (losing to the Miami Heat in 2011).
The Knicks freed up more than $15 million next offseason, as the two players they are acquiring -- Rose and Justin Holiday -- come off the books after 2016-17. As far as the three players the Knicks traded to the Bulls, Jose Calderon will get $7.7 million for 2016-17, Robin Lopez is owed $13.8 million, and Jerian Grant has a team option for $1.7 million. Calderon will be a free agent after the 2016-17 season, while Lopez’s contract expires after 2018-19 and Grant’s expires after 2019-20.
Rose is the latest high-profile point guard the Knicks have acquired via trade in the last 15 years. Others are Chauncey Billups in 2011, Steve Francis in 2006 and Stephon Marbury in 2004.
On the other hand, the Knicks rarely draft point guards. The last is arguably Mardy Collins in 2006 (the 29th pick), but he wasn't primarily a point guard in the NBA.
Excluding Collins, the last true point guard the Knicks drafted in the first round was Charlie Ward in 1994 (No. 26). A two-sport star, Ward won the Heisman Trophy as a quarterback for Florida State.
Rose is the first former MVP on the Knicks’ roster since Bob McAdoo, who last played for the Knicks in 1978-79. The only other MVP who played for the Knicks was Willis Reed, the MVP in 1969-70.
The Knicks’ starting point guards averaged a league-low 7.6 points per game last season, and they averaged 3.8 assists per game, fourth-fewest in the NBA.
Of the five players involved in the trade, Rose had the fewest win shares last season. The Bulls' three acquisitions (10.6 win shares) were worth 9.4 more wins than the Knicks' two acquisitions (1.2 win shares).
To accommodate Rose's skill set, the Knicks might have to change their offensive philosophy. No team did less driving to the basket than the Knicks this past season -- 15.5 drives per game, whereas Rose averaged 8.9 himself.