Arguably the biggest name to join the New York Knicks in the past five years, Derrick Rose arrived via trade in 2016, when he left the Chicago Bulls after terrific and injury-plagued seasons. He struggled to stay on the court the previous four seasons, and with the Bulls moving in a different direction, the two sides split up.
Rose also had just one year remaining on his contract for roughly $21 million, which allowed the Knicks to move on from the multi-year contract given to Robin Lopez in 2015. Jose Calderon and Jerami Grant also went to the Bulls, while Justin Holiday and a 2017 second-round pick went to New York.
Few acquisitions have made lasting impacts for the Knicks over the past five years. Rose only stayed through the 2016-17 season with the team, averaging 18 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game in 64 appearances. It featured more injuries, and it was clear that he did not have a long-term future with the team along the way
Rose, however, shot 47.1 percent from the field, which was his highest mark since 2009-10. The impact of his earliest days with the Bulls did not exist, but this season showed a hint of what he used to be and became his best year since his MVP run.