“Derrick can still make an impact on winning and it can happen in New York.” BJ Armstrong on his client Derrick Rose


Derrick Rose is entering his first year as a free agent. Heading into free agency, Rose had the highest contract amongst players entering the free agency in 2017. He earned five-years $94 million contracts in 2012.

Even though Rose earned that much amount of money, he’s turning his focus to winning. On Thursday, Rose agent BJ Armstrong appeared on Sirius XM NBA Podcast. Armstrong talked about how winning is the only thing on Rose mind.

BJ Armstrong said,

“winning will be his main priority as a free agent this summer.”

He continued his interview by saying Rose’s priorities are

“ winning is priority one, two, and three.”

Rose indicated that he wants to be back in New York, but it depends on what his agent and brothers think.

President Phil Jackson and Head Coach Jeff Hornacek already indicated that the future of the team offense would be exclusively running the triangle. Rose is not the best point guard for the triangle, but he can adjust his game if he wants to be at Madison Square Garden. Rose told Ian Begley of ESPN that he’s confidence in any offense.

 “I’m just confident in any offense.”

Rose Agent Armstrong told SirusXM

“Derrick Can still make an impact on winning and it can happen in New York.”

Armstrong is possibly correct. Rose defense by far was exposed by the opponents this season, but his offense was what New York needed. When Rose was taken out the game to head to the bench, the offense was slumping.

Here’s the full interview: https://twitter.com/SiriusXMNBA/status/852639802436575232

Rose on the court the Knicks offense rating is at 107.3. However, when Hornacek takes Rose out the game, the offensive rating goes down to 101.9 per NBASTATS. When Rose not on the floor, the offense is at an all season low. Even when Melo, Kristaps Porzingis, or anybody on the roster is not on the floor, the offensive rating is better than 101.9. Rose offense needed in New York.

Rose ended his season on a bad note by re-injuring his meniscus. According to New York Public Relations, Rose underwent uncomplicated left knee arthroscopy for a medical meniscus tear. Dr. Brian Cole performed Rose’s surgery. He will return to basketball in 3–6 weeks after successfully going through surgery.

Derrick Rose once again is not in the NBA for money. Rose wants to win, and he has been a winner since he went to Simeon high school.

As a junior, Rose lead his former high school to a city championship. In that year he averaged 20.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 8.7 assists.

In 2008, Rose earned a full-time scholarship to play for John Calipari in Memphis. Rose led Memphis to the National Championship game. However, Mario Chalmers made a game-tying three buzzer beater to send it to OT where Memphis loss.

After that year, Rose drafted by his hometown team the Chicago Bulls. Since the Bulls drafted Rose, in his first six seasons he led Chicago to six straight playoff appearances.

Rose has always been a winner. He has never put money before the game. He told Ian Begley of ESPN that he has enough money to last him if he was to quit.

“Not even thinking money. I’ve got more than enough money saved. If I stopped playing basketball now, I’ll be all right,” Rose told reporters in Utah on Wednesday night. “I want to win. I want to be happy and feel at peace with myself wherever I’m at. But being at the negotiating table, you never know. I’m not going to negotiate with people where money is the No. 1 thing I’m asking for. I want to win.”

Rose averaged 18 points and 4.4 assists. He is also shooting his highest field goal percentage since the 2009 season (47.1 percent) and shooting a career-high 87 percent from the foul line.

About Aaron Davis

Aaron is a staff writer and the Co-Founder of NBALEAD. He has been following the NBA for over 15 years. Graduated from Purdue University.

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