Derrick Rose has torn his Meniscus for the third time and is expected to miss 6-8 weeks, which means he will be done for this season. Rose played in 64 games for the New York Knicks this year, averaging 18 points and 4.4 assists per game.
Rose’s season with the Knicks definitely has not gone as many hoped it would have, even though it has been his best year since his MVP season. The hype surrounding Rose and the Knicks back in September was unreal compared to what it is now. Derrick himself referred to them as a “superteam” and stated the he believes they can win every game. Now most fans thought they would at least make the playoffs and maybe a few die hard Knicks fans agreed with Rose, but were we ever wrong.
Nice Derrick Rose highlight from yesterday to start your morning off right (via NBA reddit user Oeselian) pic.twitter.com/LmOqP8u6ty
— Stephen Noh (@StephNoh) March 26, 2017
New York has been a disaster all year, and even though Rose has put up solid numbers, it hasn’t resulted in wins. Most of the blame for the constant chaos would have to go to Phil Jackson, for the awful job he has done putting this roster together. One of the major mistakes he made was bringing in Rose.
It never seemed like a great fit for the former MVP, but it was assumed that they could make it work better than they have with a healthy Rose. That has just not been the case and with another injury added on to Derrick Rose’s resume, that is just a terrible ending to an already bad season. It looks almost certain that he will look for a new home come July, when he is set to be an unrestricted free agent. This injury could hold back teams from targeting Derrick this offseason, so don’t be surprised if he doesn’t paid as much as you think he might deserve.
Derrick Rose, after playing basketball for 5 minutes: pic.twitter.com/QEydxvv3ai
— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) April 2, 2017
It is clear by now that Derrick Rose’s MVP days are behind him, this third Meniscus tear only makes that more true. The real question at this point should be, can Derrick Rose help a team, is he willing to come off the bench or take a pay cut? 2017 Derrick Rose may have to do that if he wants to continue his NBA career, because the human body can only handle so much, and who knows how much more Rose’s body can with stand.
Back in 2011, no one could’ve predicted the rest of Derrick Rose’s career to turn out like this, it really is tragic. Fans of Rose should certainly stay hopeful that he could make an impact again and show a few flashes from the past, but everyone should now know Derrick Rose by what could have been.