Report: Knicks trading Dennis Smith Jr. and draft compensation for Derrick Rose

Brad Sullivan
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A new report indicates that the Detroit Pistons will be dealing veteran guard Derrick Rose to the New York Knicks.

The trade of Rose to the Knicks has been rumored about in recent weeks, with the deal set to reunite Rose with his former head coach Tom Thibodeau.

Thibodeau coached Rose with both the Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves and has closely followed the guard’s struggle to come back from a series of serious injuries.

The 32-year-old Rose may not be producing the same numbers that he was when he was at his peak, but Thibodeau no doubt feels that he can help the Knicks toward a possible playoff run.

In 15 games this season, Rose has averaged 14.2 points, 4.2 assists, 1.9 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game.

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Brad has written on a variety of both NBA and NFL topics and has worked previously as a sports information director at the collegiate level. A lifetime fan of sports, he's witnessed countless great moments in different sports and understands that stories can be compelling from both the perspective of winners and losers. As a frustrated fan of Cleveland sports, he experienced something unprecedented when the Cavaliers won the city's first championship in 52 years.