New York Knicks veteran guard Derrick Rose is expected to be “good to go” by the start of the training camp. The news were first reported by Fred Katz of The Athletic. Rose dealt with ankle injuries last season.
Rose underwent two surgical procedures on his ankle last season, limiting him to 26 games. He’s expected to have a back-up role behind Jalen Brunson, who is going to assume the starting point guard role.
Brunson signed a four-year deal worth $104 million with the New York Knicks this past offseason. Rose has been a vital contributor for the Knicks the last two seasons and had a huge role during the Knicks playoff return in 2021.
Rose signed a three-year $43 million deal during the 2021 offseason after being among the best players coming off the bench the previous year. He averaged 14.9 points per contest in 35 games with the Knicks.
With Brunson on the mix, the veteran guard will be able to help his team coming off the bench. According to Katz, the teams’ rotation next season will be pretty tight and Tom Thibodeau is expected to use more of the veteran players in the roster.
As a result, Obi Toppin will not see many minutes per game, while Cam Reddish, who was acquired via trade last February, will be off the rotation. The NY franchise hopes to see the team returns to playoffs after a disappointing 2021-22 season.