Derrick Rose Is Leaving The Chicago Bulls, And That's A Good Thing

Derrick Rose is headed to New York after the Knicks traded Robin Lopez, Jose Calderon and Jerian Grant to get the former MVP.
Posted at 6:01 PM, Jun 22, 2016

Former No. 1 overall draft pick and Chicago native Derrick Rose is leaving the Chicago Bulls after a trade with the New York Knicks.

The Bulls will send Rose, reserve guard Justin Holiday and a 2017 second-round draft pick to New York in exchange for Robin Lopez, Jose Calderon and last year's first-round pick, Jerian Grant.

Though he did win the NBA MVP award in 2011, Rose never really materialized into the player Chicago had hoped he would be, largely due to a string of major injuries.

Still, experts are praising the move for both teams. The Bulls added some solid pieces around all-star shooting guard Jimmy Butler. And if Rose can stay healthy and play well with Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis, the Knicks could be one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference.

If Rose can't stay healthy, he's in the last year of his contract, and the Knicks can look elsewhere for a point guard to pair with their all-rookie forward, Porzingis.

A source told ESPN's Chris Broussard that New York was Rose's first choice team if traded because he wants the spotlight.

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