3 Reasonable expectations for the 2023 Knicks offseason

New York Knicks guard Immanuel Quickley Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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Following a disappointing second-round playoff loss to the Miami Heat, the Knicks enter an offseason full of questions. While it may not break the team, fans have no doubt that the Knicks’ current roster will look a little different than it currently does. In addition to this, it’s likely that we see a couple of players return to New York on a new deal.

While it’s obviously always difficult to guess what a team will do in an offseason, these three things are more likely to happen than not, especially with the direction it seems the front office is going in.

3 reasonable expectations to have for the New York Knicks’ offseason

3. Derrick Rose’s team option will be denied

While he once was a great contributor for a playoff team, it seems as if Derrick Rose may not have much time left in the league. With that in mind, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Knicks’ front office deny his team option for 2023-24. Not only would this help free up cap space, but it would also allow Rose to join a team that will give him a better chance to win a ring.

Rose used to be a vital piece off the Knicks bench back during their 2021 playoff run, however, after dealing with a multitude of injuries in 2021-22, he is no longer the player that he was even two years ago. In just 27 games played this season, Rose averaged 5.6 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 1.7 assists while shooting 38.4% from the field and 30.2% from deep on 2.3 attempts.

Fans love Rose and everything he has done for the Knicks, however, it’s very clear that it’s time for him to go. There isn’t room for him in the rotation with Jalen Brunson and Immanuel Quickley manning both point guard spots.

Hopefully, Rose can go out and compete for a ring elsewhere next season. For now, though, expect his option to be declined rather soon.