Oft-injured Rose might want to consider retirement

New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose (25) goes for a layup and knocks Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry to the floor as Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) reacts in the second half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Sunday, March 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Derrick Rose suffered a season-ending knee injury.

The story:

Coach Jeff Hornacek:

“It’s tough for Derrick. He has played hard all year. He had worked hard last summer with yoga and those kind of things to get his body in great shape. I feel bad for him. ” thought he played well. The explosiveness that you saw years ago, you saw that quite a bit this year. Again, the way the season has gone, to have something like that happen right towards the end, I feel sorry for him.”

Other teammates:

“I feel bad for him. I know how hard he worked throughout the season just to maintain the shape that he was in,” said Knicks big man Kristaps Porzingis. “To see that happen to him, right now, at the end of the season, it’s tough. I feel he’ll come back stronger.”

“I feel for him a lot,” said Courtney Lee. “That’s a quick-healing injury. I think, what is it, six, seven weeks? It could have been worse. You can look at it that way. I feel for him. I’m going to shoot out a lot of prayers for him for a speedy recovery.”

Knicks guard Ron Baker said Rose helped him a lot throughout this season.

“It’s tough to see a guy like him, who worked hard all year, to get that injury,” Baker said. “Hopefully he will be back to 100 percent this offseason. I think he had a pretty good year, from what I’ve seen. He obviously taught me a lot.”

A free agent to be:

He will now enter free agency with a renewed reputation as a talented but brittle player, and it seems highly unlikely that any team will offer him a long-term deal this summer. With Rose not particularly enthusiastic about the triangle offense, which the Knicks hope to implement fully next season, the chances do not seem good that the Knicks will even want him back on a short contract.

Weak weak knees:

Time to retire?:

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