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Knicks, Pistons complete transaction for Derrick Rose

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Finally, the long-awaited reunion between Derrick Rose and Tom Thibodeau at the New York Knicks has become a reality. This is how Shams Charania from The Athletic a few hours earlier, and has finally been confirmed by the same journalist and Adrian Wojnarowski from ESPN.

Specifically, the Detroit Pistons have reached an agreement with the Knicks to send Rose to the New York franchise, and in return they receive Dennis Smith Jr. and a second-round pick from the 2021 draft, the website detailed. nbamaniacs.com.

A few days ago it was known that the Pistons and Rose reached an agreement that an exchange would be the best for the future of both, and that several teams were interested in the veteran point guard, among them the Clippers and the Knicks themselves emerged as the greatest candidates to stay with the player.

Finally it will be Tom Thibodeau who will remain with the services of his former ward. Under the command of the current Knicks coach, Rose showed his best level, and became the youngest MVP in the history of the League.

The operation will add supporters and detractors. For one thing, New Yorkers are a few games short of 50 percent wins, and a talent like Rose’s is an interesting addition to chasing one of the last playoff spots in the Eastern Conference. It’s clearly a trade that makes sense in the short term for the Knicks, aside from reuniting their coach again with one of their favorite players.

But on the other hand, some questions arise about the impact that Rose’s arrival could have in the long term. What will be debated the most in the coming days is how this change will affect Immanuel Quickley’s present. The 25th pick from the last draft has been one of the best upsets of the season, and there will be concerns that his minutes and growth will be overshadowed by the former MVP.

Economically, the operation does not pose a great risk for the Knicks. Rose is in the final season of his contract for $ 7.7 million, so he will be an unrestricted free agent after the 2020-21 season.

It should be remembered that this will be Rose’s second stint at the Knicks. In the 2016-17 season he was already part of the team, although he could never find his level under Phil Jackson’s offensive triangle regime. While it will be the third opportunity that he receives orders from Thibodeau, after being his coach for several years in the Bulls, and in the Timberwolves in the 2017-18 season.

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