It’s as if Derrick Rose and Coach Thibodeau are tied at the hip, as the veteran guard signed the dotted line yesterday in a $43 million deal that’ll have him suiting up with the New York Knicks for the next three years, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
After averaging 14.2 points in 22.8 minutes in only 15 appearances for the Detroit Pistons this past season, Rose joines the Knicks roster in a midseason trade back in February, eventually going on play a significant role anchoring New Yorks bench.
In the postseason, Rose would only improve his play, notching averages of 19.4 points, 5.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game on 47.6 percent shooting and 45.1 percent from 3-point range and appearing to be New York’s most dominant force.
Although Rose has battled with injuries since his ACL tear in 2012, he has still proven to be an essential piece to the Knicks puzzle through his leadership and ability to get the job done on the floor.
On Monday, the Knicks would reaffirm Rose’s importance to their mission.