NBA Rumors: Derrick Rose has negative value for Chicago; Bulls star’s only worth is as an expiring contract?

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NBA Rumors: Derrick Rose has negative value for Chicago; Bulls star’s only worth is as an expiring contract?

Derrick Rose is a former NBA Most Valuable Player but his struggles with injuries in recent years has made him the forgotten star in the Chicago Bulls roster. NBA rumors have involved Rose as a likely trade candidate from the Bulls but rival teams could be considering the former MVP as nothing more than a player with an expiring contract.

Rose will get paid over $21.3 million by the Bulls for the 2016-2017 NBA Season, the last year of a five-year deal $94 million contract he signed in 2012. Rose won the NBA MVP award for the 2010-2011 season leading the Bulls to the top of the Eastern Conference that year.

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There are NBA rumors of a Derrick Rose trade this 2016 offseason to various teams like the Philadelphia 76ers and New York Knicks. However, his huge contract makes it difficult for teams to deal for him with the NBA rules of matching salaries in any trade.

However, Rose’s contract will expire after the 2016-2017 season and this could have value for teams looking to cut down on long-term salaries in their teams. The NBA salary cap is expected to rise for the new season but some teams may still want to trade away players on bad contracts.

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Rose’s value is down compared to previous years and the Bulls will not get a superstar for him in any trades. However, he is still part of NBA rumors at this point of the offseason because he has shown he can still be a starter when he was healthy last season.

Rose, who averaged 16.4 points, 3.4 rebounds and 4.7 assists in 66 regular season games in the 2015-2016 NBA Season, still contributed for the Bulls but he has not been the same player after struggling with injuries to the knee, hamstring, leg and ankle the past years.

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