The Knicks are looking for a point guard.
The Knicks have had internal discussions recently about trading for Rose, league sources tell ESPN.
Rose would be a decent fallback option for the Knicks if they strike out in free agency. It probably wouldn’t take much to pry away Rose, and he’d be a talent upgrade over Jose Calderon.
I wouldn’t count on it, but maybe Rose finds his stride away from Jimmy Butler and outside his hometown.
Rose is due $21,323,252 next season in the final year of his contract. The Knicks could take a flier on him, and if it doesn’t work, renounce him in 2017 and have plenty of cap room. That’s the most likely scenario – but there’s an outside chance Rose clicks in New York.
Free agents like Mike Conley should be the Knicks’ priority, though.