Derrick Rose in New York City

It's no secret by now that in a lot of ways, Derrick Rose has turned out to be a bust for the Chicago Bulls. After what started out as a promising career as the number one overall pick in the 2008 draft, and a string of successful seasons that led to an MVP trophy in 2011, everything since then has been a nightmare for both Rose and the Chicago Bulls. You can make the argument that Rose isn't the same player he was when he first got into the league prior to sustaining injuries, and, though his body has healed, to some extent, it's clear that his mind hasn't been the same since, and the attack first mentality that made him such an explosive player is all but gone. 

With the emergence of Jimmy Butler as the face of the Chicago Bulls franchise and a Joakim Noah that seems adamant about leaving the Windy City, it makes sense, then, that the Bulls would want to unload their former star player and close the chapter on that era for good -- and the Knicks seem more than eager to cash in.

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The Bulls have sent Derrick Rose, guard Justin Holiday, and a 2017 second-round pick to the Knicks in exchange for Robin Lopez, Jose Calderon, and Jerian Grant.

How will deal affect both teams?

At this point in time, it's too early to say. For the Knicks, much of the impact depends on what Derrick Rose they are getting. Is he going to be revitalized and inspired with a new team, or, is it just going to be more of the same Rose we've seen for the last few years in Chicago, but just in a different uniform?

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The Knicks, of course, have a promising young star in Kristaps Porzingis, but they also have an aging Carmelo Anthony, and now a questionable Rose.

For Chicago, Robin Lopez is a solid pick-up, someone with experience that can step in and fill some of the hole that will be left if Noah does ultimately decide to leave the Bulls. Pau Gasol returning still seems to be up in the air, and there's no question that Jimmy Butler needs help, regardless of how much of an improved player he has become.

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Whatever the result may ultimately pan out to be, we can officially close the books on Rose's time as a Bull -- which, in a lot of ways, is good riddance.

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