Derrick Rose was once writing a great NBA story, the hometown kid leading the Chicago Bulls to their greatest heights since Michael Jordan.
Then injuries set in, and Rose may never again play at that dazzling level.
The player he is now could still be an upgrade for the New York Knicks.
The Knicks acquired Rose from the Bulls on Wednesday, hoping the former NBA MVP can be their answer at point guard.
New coach Jeff Hornacek said recently the Knicks needed a point guard and Rose was one of the NBA's best before multiple knee injuries slowed the former No. 1 pick's career. He played in 66 games last season, his most in five years, and averaged 16.4 points.