Superstars are teaming up all across the NBA, and they have been for years. The Cleveland Cavaliers have LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving. The Boston Celtics had Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. And now the New York Knicks have Kristaps Porzingis, Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose.
Derrick Rose was the 2011 MVP and was acquired today in a five player deal. The Chicago Tribune first reported the deal.
New York Knicks get: Derrick Rose, Justin Holiday, 2nd round draft pick
Chicago Bulls get: Robin Lopez, Jose Calderon, Jerian Grant
Derrick Rose was very emotional about leaving his hometown of Chicago, according to a source close to Rose.
The 6-3 point guard will look to help a Knicks team that finished 13th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 32-50 last season. IF Rose can stay healthy, he could make a huge difference for the team. The Chicago Native averaged 16.4 points in 31.8 minutes per game. He played 66 games last year, his most since the 2010-2011 season.