Thursday's Knicks Links: Reaction to the Derrick Rose trade

Knicks Trade for Bulls’ Derrick Rose but Have More Work to Do: Phil Jackson will get to explain on Thursday evening what inspired him to bet on Derrick Rose and his surgically repaired knees, as Jackson is scheduled to address the news media before the N.B.A. draft begins. -- The New York Times

Knicks trade for Bulls’ Derrick Rose: The Knicks addressed their need for a point guard and acquired former NBA MVP and No. 1 overall pick Derrick Rose in a blockbuster deal with the Bulls on Wednesday. They sent Robin Lopez, Jose Calderon and Jerian Grant to the Bulls for Rose, shooting guard Justin Holiday and a 2017 second-round pick. Rose has had an injury-plagued history, but he’s only 27 and is in the final year of his contract. -- Newsday

Phil Jackson takes calculated gamble on Derrick Rose, who has more to lose than Knicks do: Luckily, Phil Jackson still has a few NBA friends in high places who he can deal with. There’s Steve Kerr in Golden State and John Paxson in Chicago, who came to Phil’s rescue on Wednesday to give the Knicks a short term solution to their point guard issues. And now Jackson, who could never replicate his greatest Bulls team from 1995-96, has a chance to recreate the 2015-16 version, starting with Derrick Rose. -- New York Daily News

Knicks acquire Derrick Rose in mega-deal with Bulls: Phil Jackson has planted a Rose at the Garden. The big question is whether it has wilted or is ready to bloom again. In a stunning move Wednesday that shifts the team’s direction and priorities, the Knicks acquired former MVP Derrick Rose, Justin Holiday and a 2017 second-round pick from the Bulls for Robin Lopez, Jerian Grant and Jose Calderon. -- New York Daily News

Newest Knick Derrick Rose also shrouded in scandal as rape trial looms: The Knicks aren’t just getting a perpetually injured former NBA MVP in the blockbuster deal that will bring Derrick Rose to New York − they are also getting yet another player mired in scandal. A former lover identified as “Jane Doe” claims in a lawsuit filed last year that Rose, 27, and two friends drugged the woman, entered her Southern California apartment and gang raped her in August 2013. -- New York Daily News

Knicks trade for Derrick Rose, but with Robin Lopez gone, who will they get to play center?: The departure of Robin Lopez means the Knicks are in the market for a center, and the list of options starts with Joakim Noah, Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol. Those three are set to relocate in free agency, with different connections for each — Noah is from Brooklyn and is the type of rugged paint presence the Knicks need next to Kristaps Porzingis; Gasol played under Phil Jackson in L.A.; Howard is looking for another big payday and the Knicks have cap space. -- New York Daily News

5 most pressing issues facing Knicks after Derrick Rose deal: As a free agent two years ago, Carmelo Anthony was intrigued about heading to Chicago to play alongside point guard Derrick Rose and scrappy big man Joakim Noah. Anthony decided to stay in his hometown, so Knicks president Phil Jackson now has a chance to bring both players to New York as he looks to fill the gaping center hole left by Robin Lopez’s surprising heave-ho. That could turn into the highlight of a domino effect from Thursday’s rosy eve-of-the-draft blockbuster. -- New York Post

Derrick Rose is bringing a lot of baggage with him to New York: The newest Knick will arrive on Broadway with a civil sexual assault lawsuit hanging over his head, but Derrick Rose vows it isn’t a rape case. That’s what he said in early May, when he asked a judge to have the parents of the woman who is accusing him of rape to be deposed. -- New York Post

Knicks may dish out cash to solve lingering guard problem: Even after the Derrick Rose blockbuster, the Knicks are desperate for guards in Thursday’s draft and they will likely purchase at least one second-round pick, if not two. And the Knicks worked out a lot of backcourt guys. -- New York Post

Derrick Rose trade is a turning point for the Knicks: It was two years ago that Carmelo Anthony arrived at Chicago’s United Center, stepped out of a stretch limousine and saw a video image of himself festooned with a No. 7 Bulls jersey on a video screen outside the arena. -- New York Post

Knicks acquire former MVP Derrick Rose: With no draft picks in Thursday’s NBA Draft, the Knicks moved to shift the fortunes of their franchise with a major trade a day ahead, acquiring former MVP Derrick Rose from the Chicago Bulls. -- The Record

Trading Derrick Rose a hard decision, but right one for Bulls: At the pinnacle of Derrick Rose's career with the Bulls came its most poignant moment. After signing a five-year, $94.8 million contract three days before Christmas in 2011, the youngest most valuable player in NBA history turned to his mother, Brenda Rose, and smiled. -- Chicago Tribune

A day that had to come for Bulls, Derrick Rose: The choice was either Jimmy Butler or Derrick Rose, so, really, there was no choice. You choose the arrow pointing up over the broken arrow. The Bulls traded Rose to the Knicks on Wednesday, and it was a move they had to make, provided there was a taker. It doesn’t really matter whom they got in return, though Robin Lopez, Jose Calderon and Jerian Grant now find themselves former Knicks and current Bulls. -- Chicago Sun-Times