Another tile for Derrick Rose!
In a very difficult season with the Knicks, Derrick Rose hasn’t played much with his current roster. Unfortunately, the situation is not likely to get better for the leader, who has just learned bad news. Let’s hope that the summer allows him to recharge the batteries.
Very important member of the bench since his arrival at the Knicks, Derrick Rose made a very good impression under the leadership of Tom Thibodeau. Good matches, with the added bonus of a real influence on young players, like Immanuel Quickley. Unfortunately, an ankle operation stopped the veteran in full swing last December.
End of season for Derrick Rose
Since ? It’s very complicated for Rose, who goes through rehabilitation, without seeing the end of the tunnel. He was already due to return to the courts a month ago, but his return has been postponed indefinitely. As you might expect, the regular season is over for him.
Tom Thibodeau didn’t want to make the news official, but doesn’t deny that the former Bulls member doesn’t have much time to return:
I don’t know if he’s going to play again this season, he’s been out for so long.
Very bad news for Rose, who might have liked to find the floor before the long offseason that awaits the Knicks. At least the veteran doesn’t need to worry about his future, since he still has a guaranteed contract year. New York still counts on him, even if the young people have managed to take advantage of his absence.
As we said, Immanuel Quickley did a lot of good off the bench, with a triple-double in his last game. Miles McBride also had minutes, with the firm intention of imposing himself in the Big Apple. But if the franchise wants to find the playoffs, the contribution of Rose will be preferable.
In addition, the medical staff will not take any risk regarding the player’s health:
We want him to take his time, to take things step by step. He has yet to return to contact training. He is improving his physical condition, but no contact at the moment, and that is perhaps the most important thing.
Derrick Rose is not expected to return this season after major ankle issues. A sad complication for the leader, who was very comfortable in his role with the Knicks. Hopefully everything is in order for the start of the next fiscal year.