3 Players the NY Knicks should consider re-signing

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NY Knicks: Derrick Rose has been a vital part of the team’s success

Derrick Rose has also been a huge part of Knick’s recent success. Rose was struggling a bit after missing a bunch of games after testing positive for coronavirus but recently he’s caught his groove. It’s not a coincidence that the Knick’s recent 8 game win streak has coincided with Rose’s excellent level of play. Over the past 8 games, Rose is averaging 16.2 points and 3.6 assists per game on 52% shooting. In the Knicks’ recent win against the Hawks, Rose had 20 points on 8 of 12 shooting. His scoring and playmaking at the point guard position have been paramount.

Rose gives the Knicks another player that can break down defenders and get to the paint at will, or create his own jumper off the dribble. He’s also a willing passer that’s able to find open cutters or shooters when he gets into the paint.

Even though he comes off the bench, Rose has become the most important player for the Knicks at point guard at this point of the season. He doesn’t start but Thibodeau has been using Rose to finish games most nights over Elfird Payton.

Along with his scoring and playmaking, he has also played a mentorship role to Knick’s rookies Immanuel Quickley and Obi Toppin. The Knicks will certainly look to upgrade at point guard this offseason as they reportedly have their eyes on Lonzo Ball, but if the Knicks can afford to keep Derrick Rose around as a backup point guard they should. He’s been an important part of team success.

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