Derrick Rose suffers torn meniscus, complicating offseason free agency plans

Knicks guard Derrick Rose will miss the last few games of the season after tearing the meniscus in his left knee. According to a Knicks tweet, an MRI revealed the injury, and it will require arthroscopy.

While it won’t affect the Knicks’ season much — they’re currently 29-47 — the injury comes at a particularly bad time for Rose, who is apparently heading for free agency in the offseason. He has had multiple knee problems since his 2010-11 MVP season with the Chicago Bulls. He missed the entire 2012-13 season, played only 10 games the following season, and missed substantial time in every season since.

It doesn’t sound like a deal will be made by Thursday’s deadline, but the discussions are worth mentioning. The Vertical reported this week that George has considered joining the Lakers when he becomes a free agent in 2018 since the All-Star grew up a Lakers fan in California.

As for a trade elsewhere, the only other real destination for George, unless something wild happens, would be the Celtics. Boston reportedly also asked the Pacers about their star but got about as far as the Lakers did.

Other teams have called as well, per ESPN, but the reaction they get is that Indiana is looking to “get a detailed read of the market for potential down-the-road deals” instead of a trade before NHL Hockey Jerseys the deadline. While that news doesn’t exactly comfort Lakers fans, it should worry Pacers fans.

George recently made comments that made it sound as if he’s NFL Jerseys From China prepared to leave the Pacers if they don’t make themselves a competitive team. Combine this with Indiana’s willingness to trade him, and it sounds like the Paul George era in Indy could come to an end soon.