The last two players on this list will only be on the trading block if the Knicks decide that a full rebuild is what is best for the organization. Derrick Rose is in the final year of his contract and looking to get paid. Reports have come out that he will seek out a five-year, 150 million dollar contract in the off season. The only way to offer him that is to own his rights when the season ends.
Rose has played in 35 games this season. He has missed four games due to injury and one where he pulled a no-call no-show earlier this week. The 6-3, 190-pound point guard is averaging 17.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 4.4 assists in 31.9 minutes per game. He is averaging a career low with 2.4 turnovers. His 24.5 three-point percentage is the lowest of his career since his rookie season.
There is no guarantee that Rose would re-sign with the team that trades for his services. He has a history of being injured and not being the toughest mentally. Some teams may not want to pull the trigger for a rental with baggage. Teams like the Milwaukee Bucks or Utah Jazz may feel he is the piece to put them over the top.