The Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks made a blockbuster deal before tomorrow’s NBA Draft.
The Bulls are trading Rose to the Knicks for Robin Lopez, Jerian Grant and bigger package, sources tell @TheVertical
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 22, 2016
Chicago is receiving Robin Lopez, Jerian Grant and Jose Calderon in exchange for the 27-year-old Rose, Justin Holiday and next year’s 2nd round pick:
The Bulls are sending Derrick Rose, Justin Holiday and a 2017 2nd-round pick for Robin Lopez, Jerian Grant and Jose Calderon, per source.
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) June 22, 2016
Rose averaged over 16 points and 4 assists per game last season. Multiple knee injuries, however, have slowed down the former MVP winner. Rose will make over $21 million next year before becoming a free agent.
Robin Lopez, the main asset going to Chicago, averaged 10.3 ppg. and 7.3 rpg. last year. The 28-year-old signed a four-year, $54 million dollar deal last year and will likely replace Joakim Noah, a free-agent. Jerian Grant was last year’s No. 19 pick in the NBA Draft.
Knicks new Big Three:
The Knicks new big 3. pic.twitter.com/Slmyzw5y2U
— LegionNBA (@MySportsLegion) June 22, 2016