Following a groundbreaking commerce for celebrity Kevin Durant from the Nets, the Phoenix Suns are eyeing up one other New York participant to fill a ball-handler position.

The NBA market is scarce on the subject of level guards in the mean time, however the Suns are on the hunt for somebody who will gel effectively with Chris Paul and Cameron Payne, in line with Bleacher Report.

That somebody is likely to be Derrick Rose of the Knicks.

The franchise has been monitoring Rose, per a number of sources. The previous MVP has been overlooked of the Knicks rotation as head coach Tom Thibodeau opts for a youthful rotation. New York not too long ago acquired Josh Hart, a 27-year-old defensive-minded guard who was acquired for Cam Reddish from the Portland Trailblazers. In the meantime, Rose hasn’t been in motion in a sport because the crew’s 108-88 win in opposition to the Houston Rockets on Dec. 31.

A buyout for Rose shouldn’t be seemingly however can be not utterly out the door, per the report.

New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose has caught the attention of the Phoenix Suns with a attainable buyout on the desk.
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Previous to falling out of the lineup, Rose was averaging 5.8 factors, 1.5 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per sport. He’s making $14.5 million this season and has a crew choice of $15.6 million for the 2023-2024 season.

Over his 15-year profession, Rose spent eight years with the Bulls and transcended right into a high participant within the league earlier than knee accidents altered his profession. He morphed right into a premier position participant, with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Timberwolves and Detroit Pistons.

In his 4 seasons in New York — counting one sole season in 2016-17 — Rose has recorded a mean of 14.2 factors and three.8 rebounds per sport, together with a subject objective share of 46.4.