Watch Rose's reaction after learning of 2016 Knicks trade.
On Thursday night, multi-platform sports network Stadium released a new documentary titled, "Pooh: The Derrick Rose Story," which chronicles Derrick Rose's journey from his childhood in Englewood, Illinois to his rise to superstardom in the NBA.
Rose, drafted first overall by his hometown Chicago Bulls in the 2008 NBA Draft, spent his first eight years with the team before being traded to the New York Knicks in June of 2016. Cameras were rolling as Rose discussed the possibility of being traded by the Bulls nearly three years ago, when a friend informed Rose that his agent, BJ Armstrong, was in New York.
Moments later, Rose received a call from Armstrong telling him the deal was done.
“You do hear about trade rumors here and there, and this last one, the Knicks one was pretty big because it caught a lot of people’s attention,” Rose said. “I’m good with being in Chicago. We’re trying to win there, get back on the right track, so that’s the only thing I can think about. Being in Chicago, but I do hear the rumors. I never really thought about packing up and leaving or demanding a trade.”
During his lone season with the Knicks, Rose played 64 games and averaged 18 points on 47.1% shooting. After a brief stint in Cleveland he landed in Minnesota.
The 30-year old point guard recently underwent successful arthroscopic surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow and will be sidelined indefinitely. In 51 games with the Minnesota Timberwolves this season, he averaged 18 points and 4.3 assists.