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New York Knickerbockers President Phil Jackson announced today that the team has acquired three-time NBA All-Star and 2011 NBA Most Valuable Player Derrick Rose from the Chicago Bulls. As part of the deal, the Knicks have also acquired guard Justin Holiday and a 2017 second-round draft selection in exchange for guards Jose Calderon and Jerian Grant and center Robin Lopez. In addition, the Knicks have waived guard Tony Wroten.
“This is an exciting day for New York and our fans,” Knicks Head Coach Jeff Hornacek said. “Derrick is one of the top point guards in the NBA who is playoff-battle-tested. He adds a whole new dynamic to our roster and immediately elevates our backcourt.”
Rose, 6-3, 190-pounds, finished his seventh season with the Bulls in 2015-16 to average 16.4 points, 4.7 assists and 31.8 minutes over 66 games played. Considered one of the premier point guards in the NBA, the 27-year-old Chicago-native has averaged 19.7 points and 6.2 assists over 406 career games. The first-overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft has been highly decorated over the course of his career: 2011 NBA MVP, 2009 NBA Rookie of the Year, three consecutive NBA All-Star selections (2010, 2011, 2012), 2009 NBA All-Rookie Team, two-time Eastern Conference Player of the Month, five-time Eastern Conference Player of the Week and three-time Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month.