NEW YORK, NY (February 8, 2021) – New York Knicks announced today that the team has acquired guard Derrick Rose from the Detroit Pistons in exchange for guard Dennis Smith Jr. and a 2021 second round draft pick (via Charlotte).
Rose, 6-3, 200-pounds, has appeared in 611 NBA games (504 starts) recording 18.7 points, 5.6 assists and 3.4 rebounds over 12 seasons with Chicago, New York, Cleveland, Minnesota and Detroit. In 15 games with Detroit this season, he is averaging 14.2 points, 4.2 assists and 1.9 rebounds over 22.8 minutes.
The Chicago-native returns to New York, where he previously spent one season with the Knicks, after being acquired from Chicago via trade on Jun. 22, 2016. He averaged 18.0 points, 4.4 assists and 3.8 rebounds over 32.5 minutes in 64 games (all starts) as a Knick.
Career highlights for the first-overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft include: 2011 NBA MVP; 2009 NBA Rookie of the Year; three consecutive NBA All-Star selections (2010, 2011, 2012); 2009 NBA All-Rookie Team; two-time Eastern Conference Player of the Month; five-time Eastern Conference Player of the Week and three-time Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month.
Smith Jr., 6-2, 205-pounds appeared in 58 games (21 starts) for New York, averaging 8.7 points and 3.7 assists over 20.1 minutes. He averaged 3.0 points over 9.3 minutes in three games this season. He was originally acquired from Dallas on Jan. 31, 2019.