Source: Detroit Pistons to trade Derrick Rose to New York Knicks
NEW YORK (AP) — Derrick Rose is reuniting with Tom Thibodeau after a trade that brings him back to New York.
The Knicks agreed to acquire the former NBA MVP from the Detroit Pistons on Sunday, a person with knowledge of the details said.
The Knicks will send Dennis Smith Jr. and a second-round pick to the Pistons, the person told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the trade was not yet official.
Once it is, it reunites Rose with Thibodeau, his coach in Chicago when the guard became the youngest MVP in NBA history at 22 in 2011.
He is now in his second season in Detroit.
The deal continues the Pistons’ total overhaul of last season’s roster, having already moved on from players such as Andre Drummond, Luke Kennard, Reggie Jackson and Christian Wood.