After what was looking like a very promising season for the injury-prone Derrick Rose, he will now be out the remainder of the season with a torn meniscus in his left knee that will require arthroscopic surgery.

A rather healthy season

The 28-year-old point guard has had a rather healthy season, playing 64 games for the New York Knicks. He has only had a couple of minor injuries that forced him to miss a few games earlier in the season. Additionally, Rose was having a solid year, putting up averages of 18 points, 4.4 assists, and 3.8 rebounds on 47.1 percent shooting from the field. With significant health, Rose showed flashes of his old self but unfortunately ends the season with another knee injury.

What's next for the Knicks?

The Knicks are eliminated from the playoffs, so they will just play out the rest of the season with their young players and hope for better lottery odds. Carmelo Anthony is also nursing an injury, and it would be ideal for the team to shut him down as well. After they spent the last offseason constructing a solid starting five, in which Rose called a super team, the Knicks completely fell apart couple months into the season. It's been a disaster since, and it may be time for the franchise to hit the reset button once again, to start rebuilding around Kristaps Porzingis.

What's next for Derrick Rose?

This injury essentially wraps up Derrick Rose's tenure with the Knicks, as the seven-year veteran has a $21 million expiring contract and will become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

For weeks now, it's been reported that Rose is very likely to leave New York in free agency and perhaps join his former coach Tom Thibodeau in Minnesota. Nonetheless, you can expect Rose to change uniforms again, and the Knicks will probably not have much interest in re-signing him anyway. On a sad note, this injury may hurt Rose's free agency stock just a bit.

Since he's had a history of knee injuries, many teams will be cautious when giving Rose a new deal. Thankfully, Rose at least performed well this season, which could help him in the open market.

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