The Reality Of The Situation

The Knicks ended up with Rose because Phil Jackson was desperate for a point guard and the Chicago Bulls couldn’t give their former franchise player away fast enough. Jackson may have thought Rose could help move things along, but in the back of his mind, he must’ve thought that the move was a quick fix at best.

Rose won’t be back next season. He made sure of that after he skipped a game and didn’t tell anyone. Jackson can salvage the situation by focusing on trading his point guard, not his superstar scorer.

The Knicks gambled on the injury-prone former MVP, and it was fun while it lasted, but he’s teased them for long enough. Time for another team to let it ride.