Derrick Rose was once one of the NBA’s most promising and exciting players, until sadly, he tore his ACL in his left knee, ending his season with the Chicago Bulls. The reigning MVP’s career slowly became worse after that. It’s hard to tell right now what his future in the NBA may be.
After his season-ending injury in the 2011 season, he tore his meniscus in the following season in the same left knee. Derrick had a pretty mediocre career with the Bulls, playing very limited time for 3 years before he was traded to the New York Knicks. He was just what the Knicks needed, although he had lost some of his fire and speed due to his injury. He was traded to the Knicks in June of 2016.
Derrick Rose went to play on a majority of the 2016-2017 season until he suffered from torn cartilage in his left knee. It was another terrible blow to the young point guard’s career, and he had to miss the rest of the season with the Knicks. Following his latest injury, Rose had gone into free agency that summer, more hopeful and optimistic about his career. He decided to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers, for a one year, 2.1 million dollar contract. He didn’t last long sadly, as he suffered an ankle injury against the Milwaukee Bucks.
After this injury, it seemed as if he had just given up on basketball, and lost all interest in the sport he once loved. He decided to take a break for a couple months from basketball, and get right back to working hard and staying dedicated to basketball. Shortly after his return, he was traded, along with Jae Crowder, to the Utah Jazz, where he was released from the team the same day he was traded from the Cavs. His career in basketball seems unsure and disappointing. The once MVP, All-Star, and Olympian is now one of the leagues least wanted point guards, in a very guard heavy NBA.