Derrick Rose suffered a season-ending knee injury.
— The Vertical (@TheVertical) April 2, 2017
Derrick Rose will be a free agent in July, and sources say the recovery time on torn meniscus in his left knee expected to be 6-to-8 weeks.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) April 2, 2017
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.”
“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:
Live look at Derrick Rose's legs pic.twitter.com/SF2xbjWzgw
— Joe (@joer1122) April 2, 2017
Derrick Rose pic.twitter.com/nvkGMUSM1F
— Moe Rock (@MoeRockOnline) April 2, 2017
The history of Derrick Rose's knees:
2012: torn left ACL
2013: torn right meniscus
2015: torn right meniscus
2017: torn left meniscus
— Inside Injuries (@InsideInjuries) April 2, 2017
Doctor: How many times you tore your meniscus?
Derrick Rose: pic.twitter.com/yrbXAfXV6F
— ⁶𓅓 (@Matthxws) April 2, 2017
Derrick Rose got iPhone charger cords for ligaments.
— Arizona Ron (@TrillestAC) April 2, 2017
derrick rose body built like a .5 piece of led
— ittyⓂ️ (@maleyahh) April 3, 2017
Derrick Rose knees are made of McRibs
— EverybodyHatesBdell (@Bdell1014) April 3, 2017
I told Derrick Rose I'd let him borrow my wheelchair, but odds are I'll need it back pretty soon
— Not Tony Romo (@not_romo) April 3, 2017
Derrick Rose had the talent to be one of the great point guards in the game's history, but his knees just didn't allow it. Just terrible.
— Chicago Sports News (@ChiSportUpdates) April 2, 2017
Derrick Rose's legacy remains intact. pic.twitter.com/AxwHSVCxeP
— #Spleaze (@thespleaze) April 2, 2017
Time to retire?:
Derrick Rose should seriously consider retirement at this point.
— Mark Gunnels (@MarkAGunnels) April 2, 2017
I would tell Derrick Rose to hang up his high tops but…he'd probably get injured trying to hang the shoes up.
— World Star Savage (@WorldStarGhetto) April 2, 2017
Sad to say but Derrick Rose gotta retire
— Rev. Eric Dunn (@ericvdunn) April 2, 2017
Brandon Roy and Derrick Rose. Two of the biggest what if's
— Chuck (@jg_1010) April 2, 2017
Somebody PLS tell Derrick Rose to just hang it up man pic.twitter.com/81C2MZhtHf
— BlahBlah (@TheyWant_Nolan) April 2, 2017
What do you think? Should he retire?