The Knicks have a plan with Derrick Rose

The New York Knicks would like to keep veteran guard Derrick Rose but not at his current price, according to Clutchpoint’s Brett Siegel.

“The New York Knicks have a $15.6 million team option on Derrick Rose’s contract next season that they should decline. However, the Knicks would like to keep Rose on a more team-friendly contract, as his mentorship and leadership of him in the locker room has been invaluable to the team’s overall success,” Siegel reported.

The Knicks have until June 24 to decide on Rose’s team option, part of his original three-year, $43.5 million deal that he signed to return in 2021 after his pivotal role in the team’s playoff run that year.