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Derrick Rose on being traded: It’s a process that sucks

Former MVP and three-time All-Star Derrick Rose was traded on June 22nd to the New York Knicks by the Chicago Bulls, his hometown team, and the franchise he played for many years.

We know that not all players enjoy being traded, especially if they do not see it coming. Just hear it from Rose himself, according to K.C. Johnson:

“It was surprising. Coming from my hometown and just the fact of being traded, it’s a process that sucks.”

Rose has had major injuries for the past four years. The torn ACL in his left knee, the torn meniscus in his right knee that had to be repaired twice, and the left orbital bone fracture are some of the major ones that have happened to him. The Bulls were also paying him $21.32 million dollars, and to management, it was clear that it wasn’t worth to pay Rose that much money.

It made sense for them to get as much as they could back for Rose, just in case he would leave in the off-season. They received Robin Lopez, Jerian Grant, and Jose Calderon who was quickly shipped off to the Lakers.

But for the Knicks, they are taking a huge risk on Rose. He could get injured and, worse, not play for the season, or he could simply lose interest in playing with the Knicks after this season. So far after five games, he’s averaged 16 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 4.2 assists, including a 15-point and 11-assist performance against his former Bulls in Chicago on November 4th.

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