NBA: Knicks announce signing of Derrick Rose

Field Level Media/Reuters

Posted at Aug 19 2021 09:45 AM

Derrick Rose #4 of the New York Knicks celebrates late in the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Hawks during game two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden on May 26, 2021 in New York City. File photo. Elsa, Getty Images/AFP
Derrick Rose #4 of the New York Knicks celebrates late in the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Hawks during game two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden on May 26, 2021 in New York City. File photo. Elsa, Getty Images/AFP

The New York Knicks re-signed guard Derrick Rose to a contract on Wednesday.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, however ESPN previously reported it is a three-year, $43 million contract.

Rose, 32, averaged 14.9 points and 4.2 assists over 35 games (three starts) with the Knicks after being acquired in a trade from the Detroit Pistons on Feb. 8.

"Derrick's arrival last season played a major role in our team's success and the culture we instilled," Knicks president Leon Rose said in a statement. 

"He continues to be a great player and teammate and is an extension of Coach (Tom) Thibodeau on the court. We look forward to him being a key piece of our team moving forward."

Rose has averaged 18.5 points and 5.5 assists per game over 13 seasons for five different teams. He was the No. 1 overall pick by the Chicago Bulls in the 2008 NBA Draft and league MVP following the 2010-11 season.