The New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks have both gotten off to worse-than-expected beginnings to the 2022-23 NBA season.
Dallas is 11-11 and sits 10th in the Western Conference. New York is 11-13 and also holds down 10th place in the Eastern Conference.
Clearly both squads need a jolt to the system.
Well, it appears as though that jolt may come in the form of a trade involving an all-time great.
According to Ric Bucher of Fox Sports, a Derrick Rose-to-Dallas move is one to keep an eye on.
“The Mavericks, of course, lost [Jalen] Brunson to the [New York] Knicks last summer and are in desperate need of a second playmaker to relieve All-Star point forward Luka Doncic,” Bucher reported.
“They’ve brought on a former Knick, Kemba Walker, for a test run, but a league source said they also have interest in a current one, the aforementioned Rose.”
It will be interesting to see what happens here.
In some ways, there is an argument to be made that a veteran like Rose could be a stabilizing force.
He did that for the Knicks at one point, and prior to that he kind of did it with the Detroit Pistons.
Will Rose at this stage of his career be able to fill the Brunson-sized hole that is currently on the roster?
Obviously not. But he is better than nothing.
The question is just how much it will cost Dallas. Because as good as Rose is, he is also 34 years old and very injury prone.
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That said, the Mavericks need to do something. A move of some sort needs to be made.
Will Rose turn out to be that move?
Time will tell.