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Derrick Rose’s agent hints he’s willing to take a pay cut to remain with the Knicks

Derrick Rose

There’s going to be a lot of interest in Derrick Rose’s services once free agency opens in July. Sure the veteran is coming off a torn meniscus in his knee this past regular season. He’s also not the same player that earned an MVP back in 2011. But he can still be a productive starting point guard.

Despite what will likely be a robust market, it appears that Rose himself is willing to take a pay cut to remain with the fledgling New York Knicks. At least that’s what his agent, former NBA player B.J. Armstrong, says.

“In the end, we want to explore everything—if you’re going to compete, you clearly need a number of (top) players, so let’s figure that out,” Armstrong said, via Bleacher Report. “We want the best team possible. That’s it. All the other stuff, if the team wins, everyone wins.”

It’s already being reported that Rose has interest from the Minnesota Timberwolves. We can expect others to get in on the action once free agency starts in July.

Rose, 28, averaged 18.0 points and shot 47 percent from the field for New York this past regular season.