NEW YORK — If we’re being honest, it’s way too early to talk about Derrick Rose‘s future in New York.
He has played all of 19 games with the New York Knicks and free agency is eight months away.
But Rose’s future has been a large part of the public conversation around the Knicks over the past three days.
First there was a report about New York considering offering Rose a three-year, $75 million extension. Then Rose said in an interview that he can see himself playing in New York “for the rest of my life.”
On Friday, when asked to expand on those thoughts, Rose said the following:
“I love the atmosphere [in New York], I love the environment, I love the staff here, I love the team. … My job is to come out here and play as hard as I can and try to win every game while I’m on the floor. But as far as my future and everything, who knows? I’ll have to wait until the end of this year and figure things out, but I would love to be here though.”
If you’re a Knicks fan hoping Rose remains the point guard for years to come, you like Rose’s answer there. If you’re a fan who prefers the Knicks chase a free agent such as Chris Paul or Kyle Lowry come summer, or re-sign backup Brandon Jennings, you have different feelings.