Knicks News: Latest Derrick Rose update, Alex Caruso trade rumors

A little over three weeks are remaining until the NBA trade deadline, meaning that the rumors are going to start ramping up. With the New York Knicks sitting at No. 6 in the Eastern Conference in a playoff spot, there’s a variety of moves that the front office could make.

It’s been nearly three weeks since Derrick Rose last played in a game, which will likely end up as his final contest as a Knick. Rumors surrounding his future have been flying around for a few weeks now, and as expected, New York wants to part with Rose on a good note.

According to Marc Stein (subscription required), “Sources say that New York is open to finding a new home via trade for former MVP Derrick Rose but only if it can, as one insider put it, ‘do right by’ the longtime Thibodeau favorite.” It’s worth noting that Rose has been linked to the Mavericks.

As for players that the Knicks are reportedly interested in, Alex Caruso’s name has popped up. According to NBC Sports Chicago’s K.C. Johnson, Caruso would be “a plug-and-play reserve – and closer – for virtually any contender or team serious about making a playoff push.” Johnson mentioned that the Warriors and Knicks have been linked to Caruso and that the Bulls would likely be looking for a young player and pick in return for Caruso.

More Knicks news

  • Jalen Brunson was named the NBA Player of the Week after averaging 34.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 5.0 assists. The Knicks went 3-1 last week.
  • Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau turned 65 years old on Tuesday.
  • All-Star voting ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jan. 21. Be sure to continue to vote for Jalen Brunson and Julius Randle to represent the Knicks in Salt Lake City.
  • Ahead of the Knicks’ game against the Wizards last Friday, Kristaps Porzingis opened up about his time in New York, and looking back, he wishes he could’ve done things differently.

NBA news

  • In Shams Charania’s latest piece (subscription required), he reported that Spurs center Jakob Poeltl has “gained significant interest” from the Raptors and Celtics. Charania added that the Suns and Magic have “emerged as potential free-agent suitors” for Fred VanVleet.
  • NBA.com released its top five players for the Jerry West Clutch Player of the Year award. Here are the rankings listed from No. 1 to No. 5: De’Aaron Fox, Luka Doncic, DeMar DeRozan, Donovan Mitchell, and Jalen Brunson.
  • On Monday, LeBron James voiced his displeasure with NBA officiating on Twitter, hours before Tom Thibodeau was critical of the officiating in the Knicks-Raptors game.
  • On Sunday, Steph Curry moved up to 41st on the NBA’s all-time scoring list with his 20 points in the Warriors’ 132-118 loss to the Bulls.