Bulls trade Derrick Rose to Knicks

Nobody could’ve envisioned what happened Wednesday on April 28, 2012.

That’s when Derrick Rose reigned as the youngest most valuable player in NBA history and the Bulls stood as the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Rose tore his left ACL that day, rewriting a too-good-to-be-true narrative that ended when the Bulls traded the 2008 No. 1 overall pick and hometown hero, Justin Holiday and a 2017 second-round pick to the Knicks for Robin Lopez, Jerian Grantand Jose Calderon on Wednesday.

The Bulls’ retooling process has begun with the once unthinkable, a trade of Rose, who  later endured two surgeries to repair his torn right meniscus.

The additions of Grant and Calderon make it less likely the Bulls draft a point guard with the 14th overall pick on Thursday.

As for Rose, his Bulls’ career forever will be delineated by that torn ACL. His ascension before that included the 2009 Rookie of the Year award and countless highlights leading to the 2011 MVP award.

After the ACL tear came the two more knee surgeries and comments that alienated many in the fan base.

source: chicagotribune.com by K.C. Johnson

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