Derrick Rose trade grades: What this means for the Knicks’ future

  • Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus series
  • Formerly a consultant with the Indiana Pacers
  • Developed WARP rating and SCHOENE system

The New York Knicks have agreed to acquire guard Derrick Rose in a trade with the Detroit Pistons, sending out Dennis Smith Jr. and the Charlotte Hornets’ 2021-second round pick.

How much will this deal help the Knicks’ surprise playoff push this season? It is a positive or negative sign for the direction of the franchise? And how will Smith fit in Detroit?

Kevin Pelton hands out his trade grades.

The deal

New York Knicks get: Derrick Rose

Detroit Pistons get: Dennis Smith Jr., 2021 second-round pick (via Charlotte)

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