According to a report, free-agent guard Derrick Rose has agreed with the Memphis Grizzlies on a contract that will last two years.
The Grizzlies have stated that they want Rose to play this season and that they want him to take on a leadership role in the locker room.
At the beginning of this summer, the New York Knicks decided against picking up Derrick Rose’s player option for $15.6 million, ultimately leading to his becoming a free agent.
After suffering a string of injuries that slowed his rise to superstardom in the years after his 2011 NBA MVP award, which made him the youngest player ever to win the award, Rose reinvented himself as an essential bench player. The Knicks acquired him in the midst of the 2020-21 season, and he helped New York make the playoffs while also finishing third in the voting for Sixth Man of the Year that year.
On the other hand, he could only play in 26 games the following season because of an ankle injury, and he was taken out of coach Tom Thibodeau’s rotation early on in the current season.
Before the start of the following season, Rose will have already reached the age of 35. After 14 seasons in the NBA, he has a career scoring average of 17.7 points and a career assist average of 5.3.