Both teams should really consider making this deal — if not for the pure excitement of seeing what Melo could do with a star point guard running with him.
According to ESPN’s Ian Begley –via league sources — the New York Knicks have had discussions about a potential trade for Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose.
The Bulls’ interest in trading Rose, 27, is unknown at this point. The Knicks do not have many strong trade chips outside of Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis and future first-round draft picks.
Both Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek and GM Steve Mills have said that the Knicks are interested in upgrading their point guard position in the offseason. The Knicks’ incumbent starting point guard is Jose Calderon, while other potential point guards include second-year guard Jerian Grant and free-agent signee Tony Wroten.
Rose — who will make $21 million next season — averaged 16.4 points on 42.7 percent shooting and 4.7 assists in 66 games last season.
He’ll be entering the final year of his deal.