The idea of the Knicks is clear: keep enough resources to be able to trade for a top player. It is safe to assume that, based on that directive, Rose will be aggressive if the right young star is available through trade.
It is unclear whether or when the next young star will seek an exchange privately – or publicly. But recent history suggests that it is inevitable.
A potential name he may be the next to ask for from his current post: Karl-Anthony Towns, a native of New Jersey. 24-year-old star Timberwolves averages 26.5 points per game for a team with a record 19-45.