Derrick Rose is done for the season after an MRI discovered a small tear in his meniscus. Quoth the Woj:
New York's Derrick Rose has suffered a torn meniscus in his knee and will miss remainder of the season, league sources tell @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) April 2, 2017
Derrick Rose will be a free agent in July, and sources say the recovery time on torn meniscus in his left knee expected to be 6-to-8 weeks.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) April 2, 2017
Knicks and Rose working to schedule a scope on knee in near future, league sources tell @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) April 2, 2017
Rose suffered the injury in Monday’s game against the Pistons and was limping noticeably throughout much of the game. In hindsight, that was probably a mistake...hell, it seems like a mistake at the time.
You would figure this would spell the end of Rose’s time in New York, considering the fact that he walked away from the team at one point this year without informing them. Then again, these are the Knicks, so who the hell knows?
If I'm a Knicks fan, I'm increasingly nervous w/ every day that goes by without the Knicks waiving Rose. No buy out = Possible re-sign.— John Schuhmann (@johnschuhmann) April 2, 2017
Hopefully the Knicks are just doing him a solid with the surgery. Fixing up Rose’s meniscus when they don’t have is some pretty good P.R. as far as attracting future free agents is concerned, and Lord knows the Knicks could use some good P.R. these days.
Thus ends a star-crossed season that began with a rape trial and pretty much sucked in a way that only a Knicks season can suck. Ron Baker and Chasson Randle — just kidding, I mean Sasha Vujacic — will likely get the bulk of Rose’s minutes. In all seriousness, though, give Randle some more playing time.