Derrick Rose is one of the players with an expiring contract after the 2016-2017 NBA Season. The former NBA MVP is expected to explore free agency but he has a chance to sign a long-term deal in New York.
According to reports, the Knicks and Rose have not yet discussed any plans for a contract extension but there are rumors that the Knicks could talk to their point guard about extending his stay in New York.
Rose, who is earning about $21.3 million this year, was acquired in a trade with the Chicago Bulls last summer. Despite the injury history, the Knicks took a risk with the deal with the Bulls giving up previous starting center Robin Lopez and other players.
Derrick Rose wants a max contract?
Owing to his experience in the league, Rose is pegged to earn as much as $29 million in the first year of his deal.
It’s not clear if the Knicks will give that to him or if other NBA teams will try to steal him away from New York. Rose could sign with the Knicks before he hits free agency with a starting annual salary of $23 million.
“I haven’t talked to them about it,’’ Rose said to the New York Post. “It’s been more about winning games. We’ll see. I’m more concerned with trying to win games, but it’s something I’d have to talk about with my family and team.’’
Rose, Knicks struggling so far this season?
The Knicks are currently struggling this season with an 8-9 win-loss record. This despite getting Rose and other players in the offseason. Joining the team last summer are center Joakim Noah, point guard Brandon Jennings and shooting guard Courtney Lee, among others.
New York also has budding superstar Kristaps Porzingis in his second year in the league and veteran Carmelo Anthony.
Should the Knicks extend Derrick Rose’s contract after the season? Or should New York let him walk to another team?
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