New York Knicks: Potential Derrick Rose replacements in free agency
March 11, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) moves the ball against New York Knicks center Robin Lopez (8), forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) and forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The recent speculation about New York Knicks‘ Derrick Rose’s future in the Big Apple gave us a chance to look at potential replacements.

The subject of New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose‘s future has been a cause for speculation after some recent comments from the former MVP.

Rose told SLAM Magazine that he wanted to “play the rest of [his] life [in New York],” and he’d be open to a contract extension during the season. Rose is eligible for an extension identical to the one Russell Westbrook received, of three-years, $75 million.

The franchise may be tempted to back up the money truck to their best point guard in decades.

Before they jump the gun, the Knicks obviously need to take into account Rose’s injury history, but also the replacements that could be available this summer.

The 2017 free agent class is loaded with talented point guards. According to Basketball Insiders, the Knicks are projected to have up to $20.9 million in cap room to spend this summer. That’s enough to sign one of the many top-flight point guards that will be available.

We took a look at the cream of the crop for you.

I'm ESNY's Executive Editor for I cover the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets. Email: Chip Murphy covers the NBA for Elite Sports NY. You can find him on Twitter @ChipperMurphy.