From M.I.A. to what'd he say?
We knew Derrick Rose's contract situation at the end of this season would be a bit tricky, but now it's just downright insane.
According to reports, after this season Rose will seek max money, but I'm sorry to say, he probably won't find it.
ESPN'S Ian Begley had this to say about Rose's situation:
"Some close to Rose have told friends he will seek a max contract this summer. For Rose, that pact would be for five years and nearly $150 million. The Knicks would need to use nearly all of their cap space to ink Rose to a max contract."
Report: Derrick Rose will seek max contract this summer https://t.co/rKjVhBOBzY— Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) January 11, 2017
Who is signing Derrick Rose to a max contract? That would be a flagrant waste of money.
News of Rose's desires just about ensure that come the 2017-18 season, Rose will suit up for his third team in three seasons. The Knicks can ill afford to carry the burden of him beyond this year.
Wherever he ends up, his new team will be getting an average NBA point guard. He certainly isn't the player he once was, but isn't completely washed up. He's still very quick with the ball in his hands and an acrobatic finisher at the rim.
How he finishes up this season will greatly determine if he gets the money he is reportedly seeking.
Derrick Rose: "Things happen."— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) January 10, 2017
Things do indeed happen. We'll see in the coming months if what transpires for the Knicks will be enough to get Rose paid.