THE New York Knicks could trade a star just before the NBA trade deadline hits Thursday (Friday, Manila time). But it just might not be Carmelo Anthony.
According to an ESPN report, the Minnesota Timberwolves have inquired about Knicks guard Derrick Rose in a possible trade that could reunite the former MVP with his ex-Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau.
Rose’s expiring contract makes him a more likely tradeable asset for the Knicks and Minnesota is hoping that the idea of playing for Timberwolves coach Thibodeau, after they teamed up in Chicago for seven seasons, could help their case. No details, though, have been released on Minnesota’s offer.
Minnesota is also not the only team that has inquired about a possible deal with the Knicks for Rose, sources told ESPN.
Rose has had a resurgence in New York after going through injury-riddled seasons. This year, he’s been putting up 17.7 points per game in 48 games, missing only nine games so far this season. But it has been a miserable season for the Knicks (23-34), who have lost seven of their last 10 outings to fall four game behind eighth place in the East.