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How is Derrick Rose Going to Affect the Knicks Long Term?

Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks traded Robin Lopez, Jose Calderon and Jerian Grant to the Chicago Bulls for Justin Holiday, a 2017 second round pick, and Derrick Rose. This is a trade that might be intriguing to a casual Knicks fan and terrifying to a seasoned Knicks fan. On the surface, this is a classic Knicks trade: acquire an all-star who is past his prime. We can go over the list (Larry Johnson, Glen Rice, Antonio Mcdyess, Stephon Marbury, Penny Hardaway, Steve Francis, Jalen Rose, Amar’e Stoudemire, Chauncey Billups, Tracy McGrady, Baron Davis, Mike Bibby, Jason Kidd, and Rasheed Wallace), but it is way too depressing and non-relatable to this trade. Contrary to the pessimistic beliefs of suffering Knicks fans, Phil Jackson actually did an outstanding job with this trade. Believe it or not, Rose is only 27 years old, and he is coming off his first season without a knee injury since he first injured it in 2012. No matter how you feel about Rose’s deteriorated knees, inconsist