Derrick Rose heads from the Bulls to the Knicks in a blockbuster
The New York Knicks have acquired point guard Derrick Rose from the Chicago Bulls in a five-player deal.
In exchange for Rose, guard Justin Holiday and a 2017 second-round draft pick, the Bulls have acquired center Robin Lopez and guards Jerian Grant and Jose Calderon.
Rose, 27, averaged 16.4 points, 4.7 assists and 3.4 rebounds in 66 games this past season. He was the first overall draft pick in 2008, the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2008-09 and the NBA MVP in 2010-11.
However, knee injuries have derailed what once was a promising superstar career. The three-time All-Star missed the entire 2012-13 season, played in 10 games in 2013-14 and played in 51 games in 2014-15.
Rose is scheduled to make more than $21 million during 2016-17 season and will be a free agent next summer.
In New York, Rose will team with forwards Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis to try to end the franchise's three-year playoff drought.
As for the other players involved in the deal:
* Lopez, 28, averaged 10.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game last season -- his first with the Knicks. He was the 15th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns.
* Grant, 23, was the 19th overall pick in last year’s draft by the Knicks. As a rookie, he averaged 5.6 points and 2.3 assists per game.
* The 34-year-old Calderon averaged 7.6 points, 4.1 assists and 3.2 rebounds during the 2015-16 season. The Bulls will be his fifth team in the past five seasons.
* Holiday, 27, split this past season between the Bulls and Atlanta Hawks, averaging 4.5 points per game.