Report: Knicks fined Derrick Rose about $200,000


The Knicks fined Derrick Rose for going AWOL during their game against the Pelicans.

How much?

Marc Berman of the New York Post:

Disappearing Knicks point guard Derrick Rose was fined roughly $200,000 for missing Monday’s loss to the Pelicans without notification, sources said.

When the NBA suspends players, it also docks them 1/110th of their salary per game suspended. For Rose, that’d be $193,848.

Teams are under no obligation to follow the same formula, and the Knicks didn’t even suspend Rose. But according to Berman, that’s how they determined Rose’s fine.

This is a relatively light direct punishment for Rose, whose failure to communicate reached a shocking level. But the hit to his reputation will reverberate much further.