Knicks' Derrick Rose to miss remainder of season with torn meniscus

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Knee injuries have plagued the three-time All-Star and 2010-11 MVP while he was with the Bulls.

Rose's most serious injury came in April 2012 when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee near the end of Chicago's playoff opener.

Now, the question is, which Rose will prospective free agency bidders see in the offseason - a former NBA MVP who can still consistently score and lead a team, or an oft-injured guard who turns 29 before next season starts?

A torn meniscus in his right knee also sidelined him for the bulk of the 2013-2014 season.


Rose played in 66 games last season for Chicago, his most since his 2011 MVP season, and the Knicks took a chance on his health by acquiring him on the eve of the National Basketball Association draft in June. As a result, Rose will now miss the rest of the 2016-2017 regular season due to a torn meniscus in his left knee. He has played in 64 out of the team's 76 games-84 percent-and has put up decent numbers: 18.0 points, 4.4 assists, 3.8 rebounds, and 2.3 turnovers per game. This latest injury will not help his chances at landing a long-term deal. A source told the Tribune that Rose's rehab is projected to take six to eight weeks.

With a deep point guard class available in this summer's draft, the Knicks could use their lottery pick to find a floor general for the future.

There is a chance he re-signs if his demands are reasonable and NY decides to draft a forward in June, which would likely hinge on their ability to move Carmelo Anthony during the offseason.

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